[Mono-list] mcs and mono package

Melinda melinda_sayang@hotpop.com
Tue, 08 Jun 2004 22:19:07 +0700

On Tue, 2004-06-08 at 18:30, Giuseppe Greco wrote:
> The split between mono and mcs is historical...
> The mono package contains the execution environment
> source code, plus the pre-compiled class library.
Is it safe to tell people that: mono-xxx.tar.bz2 has compiler for C#
inside? I am writing article about mono but I m still confuse. Do we
need mcs in order to install C# compiler for your computer? The link for
downloading mcs-xxx.tar.gz is: 
Mono Class Libraries and C# Compiler 0.95

You see.... C# compiler.... C# compiler.......
But with mono and without mcs, you have C# compiler already. YOu could
do something like this: mcs blabla.cs without installing mcs package. I
am confuse..... What is mcs? Where  is C# compiler truly? In mono or mcs

> To get mono running, you just need this package.
> The mcs package contains the class library source
> code, and you need it only if you want to compile
> the class library by yourself.
Why would someone want to do this?

Thank you, guyz.... I just hope I can clarify this in my article so my
readers are not confuse just like me.....
> j3d.
> , in reality the
> .NET Framework has deeper dependencies than those that meet the eye.
> They should be in fact be considered as one package.