[Mono-list] Fwd: Game development with mono

Chris Howie cdhowie at gmail.com
Tue Jul 14 18:39:14 EDT 2009

Alan answered most of the points, but I have one additional comment:

On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 6:05 PM, Justin Dearing<zippy1981 at gmail.com> wrote:
> If there is no difference, why do many OSS projects offer different
> binaries?

It's possible that they build using some #if blocks to alter behavior
depending on the platform, but note that this is not necessary -- the
execution platform can easily be detected at runtime.

A more legitimate reason is that there may be some C glue library
required on both platforms, and the different binary archives need to
package the platform-specific glue.  Again, the managed (CIL) code can
easily be identical in this case as well.

Chris Howie

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