[Mono-list] Build to intermediate file?

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
26 Jul 2002 12:12:03 -0400


> That might be nice. I thought about this some more last night, and
> I realized that mcs has to parse and build every file, every time,
> right? Now I know *nothing* about compilers, so feel free to write
> me off as an ignorant hack, but it seems you could get considerably
> faster builds if you could write out some sort of raw IL, and then
> merge a bunch of raw IL files together. That way, if a .cs file
> hasn't changed, you don't have to parse it.

Yes, that is called incremental compilation, but it makes the compiler
more complex.  Maybe one day I will do it.