[Mono-list] Some questions about shared assemlies, strong names...

Paolo Molaro lupus@ximian.com
Mon, 5 May 2003 12:41:17 +0200

On 05/05/03 Fergus Henderson wrote:
> But often organizations will not be willing to use different names
> even when a conflict is identified.  For example, do you think
> Microsoft will stop using the name "mmc.exe" just because the Mercury
> compiler used it first?  Or will the Mono project stop using the name
> "mono.exe" just because some other groups were using it already?
> The strong name solution allows two conflicting assembly names to coexist.

Yes, though they solve the issue for *assemblies*, program names clashes
are not addressed by strong names... So we need to educate developers to
use sensible names for their programs anyway.

> > Perhaps everyone can use the same private key.
> No, that would defeat the purpose of handling name clashes.



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