[Mono-list] C++ to CIL compilers?
A Rafael D Teixeira
Mon, 21 Jan 2002 12:11:40 -0200
>From: Dick Porter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: [Mono-list] C++ to CIL compilers?
>Date: 20 Jan 2002 21:02:35 +0000
>On Sun, 2002-01-20 at 21:02, Felix Breuer wrote:
> > Hello!
> > Are there any C++ to CIL compilers _except_ Visual C++?
> > The idea of making component programming and reuse language independent
> > is IMO the best thing about .NET/Mono. But I hardly found any compiler
> > apart from MS's development suites targeting the CIL. As only a C#
> > compiler is planed as part of the Mono Project and as the GCC Project
> > does apparently not plan to add a CIL backend, do I have to invest a
> > substantial sum of money (that I don't have) in a set MS compilers to
> > start using Mono (using a language other than C#)?
>You basically have 3 choices:
>1) Use the free Mono with c#
>2) Pay for visual c++
>3) Write a c++ frontend for Mono
>There is already an effort to write a VB.net Mono frontend, so the
>compiler infrastructure for multiple parsers should be there already.
Every truth has at least two parts:
1 - The good part: To add a new parser to mcs is just a matter of deriving
from class GenericParser (in C# for now), adding it to the makefile, and
making it generate the same kind of tree the C# parser generates.
2 - The bad part: Automatic selection of the parser upon file extension is
still not merged in the snapshot, itīs only on my home machine, thatīs
currently unable to connect to the Internet. Sorry...
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