[Mono-list] System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Binary.BinaryFormatter question

Sergey Chaban serge@wildwestsoftware.com
Tue, 15 Oct 2002 18:54:57 +0300

> If you want to reverse engineer it, that would be great.  It might be a
> long and time consuming task though.  You might also want to check out
> the laws regarding reverse engineering where you are - it might become
> impossible for you to work on the code for that class if you reverse
> engineered the MS one.

What about using Rotor's implementation as documentation, instead of
reverse-engineering binary format? In any case, from the law point of view
results would be the same. One person writes documentation, another implements
this class in Mono. Except that it would be infinitely easier (and perhaps more accurate)
for the first person to extract format from the source code instead of taking binary apart.
Just thinking out loud.