[Mono-list] Managed C++ assemblies and Mono
Miguel de Icaza
10 Jan 2003 21:46:18 -0500
> Would that I could, but that's not an option. I have 500,000+ lines of
> extant C++ code representing 6 years of work that I cannot rewrite to be
> less object oriented.
I mentioned this before, but it might have gotten lost in the
A few months ago, there were a number of interesting patches to the Mono
runtime. None of the patches were mature, but they could be productized
if there is a need for it.
The patches essentially made the Mono object layout and class layout
match the C++ compiler layout, and it allowed C++/.NET objects to be
"mirrored". There are some important details that need to be taken into
consideration, but if your investment in C++ is so big, there are
options to integrate with C# on Unix, they are just not part of the
This is a unique opportunity to get involved with Mono, or hire your
favorite C++ ABI guru to have it do for you. You could find on the
mailing list the details of the work.