[Mono-list] missing "native feel" ?
Thomas R. Corbin
Thu, 15 Jul 2004 11:39:41 -0400
On Thu, 2004-07-15 at 11:27, Gert Kello wrote:
> > > That is, what I mean, with best integration in the system, so
> > > that there
> > > existing a native-feeling by using .net-programs.
> > >
> > The problem with giving it a "native" feel is that it destroys one of the
> > objectives of Mono...to be able to take a .Net program from Windows and
> > "just run it".
> Why so? You can make mono to understand two different (binary) formats:
> the MS one and the Mono native one. So, MS compiled programs would run
> fine under mono...
> But the reverse would not be true. So, the mono would need to compile
> into two different formats: mono native and MS compatible.
> The format differences could be minimal (like few additional bytes at
> the start of file)
Or an additional file/script or whatever.