[Mono-list] .dll .exe ?

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
18 Jun 2003 16:07:49 -0400


> 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).

In .NET you can mix managed and unmanaged code into the same assembly
(Managed C++ can do this for example).  So you can actually have mixed
assemblies, so it makes sense to reuse the "vesel" format.