[Mono-list] Not Self Hosting in .NET: cs-parser.jay -
Miguel de Icaza
25 Oct 2002 10:54:04 -0400
> I would like to build and modify the MCS. I would also like to live in a
> fantasy world where there are no C nor C++ compilers, and all tools are
> written in C#. A world where OS suppliers include a basic C# compiler
> instead of a C compiler in their platform SDK.
> I do feel somewhat guilty in occupying everyone's time on what might seem to
> some as a trivially solved issue (i.e install cygwin). But here it is:
> providing cs-parser.cs will allow people to contribute to the project
> without having to use C or C++.
Even if we provided the file, you would not be able to contribute in
anything related to the parsing of C# because you could not regenerate
And I do not believe that this will increase contributions to the
compiler. Very few people choose to contribute to the compiler: it is
not as easy to contribute there. It is easier to contribute to the
class libraries (and a lot more entertaining).