[Mono-list] missing "native feel" ?

Todd Berman tberman@off.net
Thu, 15 Jul 2004 14:53:33 -0400

> > ... then WRAP it like everything else.
> 	I will - but isn't one reason to use computers is to get stuff
> automated, to make our life easier?  It would be nice if every
> programmer out there didn't have to do this by hand.

No one forces you to use the .exe file ending, but doing anything else
is confusing to your uses.

I believe that mcs can output file instead of file.exe just fine, and
mono should be able to execute file instead of file.exe without any

However, mono will *still* need to execute file, its not magic.

We are writing software, not making rabbits jump out of hats.

Regardless, I recommend manually wrapping it with a shell script, as
that allows you to put private dlls in your AppBase without
poluting /usr/bin with a bunch of .dlls. That is by far the best way to

But its a problem that has lots of different solutions. Pick the one
that works for you, and use it.