[Mono-list] Simd...which dll?

Jonathan Pryor jonpryor at vt.edu
Thu Sep 24 22:05:47 EDT 2009

On Thu, 2009-09-24 at 14:49 -0700, LKeene wrote:
> Hello, which mono.simd.dll should I reference in my project? I have two
> choices it seems:
> 1) C:\Program files (x86)\Mono-2.2\lib\mono\2.0\Mono.SIMD.dll
> 2) C:\Program Files
> (x86)\Mono-2.2\lib\mono\gac\Mono.Simd\

They should be identical.  On Linux (and any other platform that
supports symbolic links), $prefix/lib/mono/2.0/Mono.Simd.dll is a
symbolic link to

Since Windows doesn't support symbolic links [0], they should just be
copies of each other.  Choose whichever one you prefer.

 - Jon

[0] OK, Vista added support for symbolic links, but at the time you
needed Administrator permissions to actually *create* one, and I never
had any actual luck creating symbolic links (ymmv).  I have no idea if
an installer will be able to use CreateSymbolicLink() to create them if
they're not enabled, nor do I know if Mono's installer would be creating
symbolic links in the first place.

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