[Mono-list] .dll .exe ?

Thong (Tum) Nguyen tum@veridicus.com
Wed, 18 Jun 2003 20:39:41 +1200

It is (unfortunately) part of the spec.

I'll never understand why Microsoft used the .DLL extension.  Even
pre-dotnet dlls didn't always use .DLL (e.g. ActiveX controls use .OCX
and control panel applets used .CPL).

To make things even worse P/Invoke uses the "DllImport" attribute to
import non-dotnet shared libraries.  And on Unix, shared libraries don't
even have a DLL extension!

Personally, I think they should change the extension to .DNA (Dot Net
Assembly) in V2 :-).  Mmm netmodules could even use .RNA.


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