[Mono-list] Extras in the implementation??

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
12 Jul 2002 12:25:54 -0400

                    I am very excited about this excellent effort to
        port the .NET Framework, however something is puzzling me. Why
        are there extra things in the implementation? It seems to be a
        self defeating mechanism. Let˙s say I write a program on a Linux
        machine using your framework and it runs perfectly. I think
        attempt to run it on a Windows machine and oh crap, I made use
        of a mono-only feature! I believe the System hierarchy should
        remain unmodified by your implementation to guarantee perfect
        cross-platform operation.

We try to keep things compatible.
Where did you get a different impression from?