[Mono-list] C++/CLI

Pablo Baena pbaena@uol.com.ar
Sun, 23 Nov 2003 14:40:13 +0000

There is already a modified gcc that targets some kind of special vm. I posted 
about it some time ago: 



On Sunday 23 November 2003 16:04, Marcus wrote:
> This is slightly off-from the C++/CLI specifically, but some type of
> compiler that is aware of GCC-produced C++ code and can produce managed
> code would be wonderful.
> As someone working on calling C++ code from C#, I really would like a Free
> compiler like Managed Extensions to C++. It would eliminate so many
> problems if GCC could produce CLI assemblies and yet allow the user to call
> unmanaged code without having to use P/Invoke.
> Unfortunately, it appears that there's a huge overhead in learning GCC's
> structure, and this would entail not only a new front end but also a back
> end that can emit managed and unmanaged (e.g. x86 code), so it would
> somehow have to invoke an existing back-end.
> On Sunday 23 November 2003 8:09 am, Rob.Tillie@Student.tUL.EDU wrote:
> > Well, they surely have improved over the __GC thing... but yes, still
> > ugly
> >
> >
> > I believe the main advantage of managed c++ is that you can mix managed /
> > unmanaged code in a class, therefore making it a good language for
> > interop tasks...
> > But this is going to be a pain in the ass to implement... a pain in time
> > at least.
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