[Mono-list] VBNC in Mono.

Kornél Pál kornelpal at gmail.com
Tue Sep 12 18:22:56 EDT 2006


Use "VB.replace.bat 2" then try to bootstrap vbnc on MS.NET.

For an example have a look at the attached vbrun.diff.

The bug I found when trying to compile vbnc was:
                Case TypeCode.Decimal
                    Return CDec(Value)

This results in a recursiong with Conversions.ToDecimal because CDec (and 
all the other CType conversions are done at runtime unless the type is known 
to the compiler as well. And anyway there is no use to do reinterpretation 
when the exact type is know. A simple unbox is enough.

But there are other bugs (and I guess a lot of them) in VB runtime for sure.

And I found a bug in vbnc as well that was possible because of a bug in 


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Miguel de Icaza" <miguel at novell.com>
To: "Kornél Pál" <kornelpal at gmail.com>
Cc: <mono-list at lists.ximian.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2006 12:04 AM
Subject: Re: [Mono-list] VBNC in Mono.

> Hey!
>> But it's unable to bootstrap itself on MS.NET using our VB runtime so the 
>> VB
>> runtime should be fixed as well before trying to fix vbnc on Mono.
> Do you have some details for me?
> This is a good observation, before we launch ourselves into a quest to
> fix bugs on the Mono side (although we already fixed a known problem) 
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