[Mono-list] mcs needs mscorlib!! - Why?

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
03 Jan 2003 19:52:23 -0500


> Thanks for the clarification Miguel.
> One more question on the same lines, i found that the IL for a 
> Helloworld compiled using mcs has "mscorlib" references in it.
> Is the mscorlib.dll in the IL present so that a .Net PE file 
> compiled using mcs can also run on a MS CLR?

The official name for the core library is mscorlib.  We have an ugly
hack in our code to rename that to `corlib', but that is just broken.

We should just rename corlib to mscorlib in our system and remove all
these nasty hacks.