[Mono-list] C#: Compiling Classes Independently - How?
charlie at nunit.com
Mon Jun 29 16:28:02 EDT 2009
I remember being equally surprised when I moved from C++
to C#. What you describe is how C++ works, but not how C# works.
In the long run, I think you'll be much more satisfied with
the results if you learn to adapt to this new environment.
There are, of course, ways to simulate your C++ experience
using modules, but you will be creating a terribly complicated
structure and anyone who follows you on the job will not
be thankful. :-)
If you have real performance problems with your compiles, it
may mean that you are putting too much into a single assembly.
It's pretty normal for an application developed in C# to have
multiple assemblies, which are all delivered in the same
I suggest you try to go with the flow for a few weeks and
then decide whether you really need to simulate your old
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> Simply put I always develop my code in C++ by compiling each
> file into a separate object code file and then linking them
> together. In C# I'm struggling to see how to do this or
> anything similar. I've tried using assemblies and modules but
> both require me to actually deliver the assembly or module
> with the executable. Does a mechanism exist by which a module
> can be copied directly into the executable image and thus let
> me delete the .netmodule files and still run? If not is there
> a sensible CLI mechanism to allow C# programs to be developed
> in such a way that I'm not doing a complete rebuild with
> every minor change?
> I've tried using the incremental flag but smcs seems to throw
> a fit complaining about missing .netmodule files. The
> description of the option in the MSDN documents doesn't
> suggest that these files are needed.
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