[Mono-list] C++/CLI Support

Rodrigo Kumpera kumpera at gmail.com
Mon Sep 10 22:25:09 UTC 2012

On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 7:21 PM, kpedersen <kpedersen at live.co.uk> wrote:

> >> There are a bunch of thorny issues to consider.
> Heh, I would imagine ;)
> I would not expect to support binaries from MSVC (even on Windows). After
> all, Mingw and obviously Linux versions of vanilla GCC do not support them
> due to things like name mangling.
> I would be extremely happy to just be able to compile multiple binaries
> specific to the platforms I am targeting (as I currently do with native C++
> builds) but with the benefit of using the same .NET plugins (written in C#)
> and all the functionality that .NET provides.
> So basically, as it stands I don't particularly see a need for /clr:safe or
> a 100% .NET output because we already have C# for that. Platform specific
> binaries would obviously be the aim so we can take advantage of OS specific
> functionality anyway (such as sys/sockets in UNIX and DirectX in Windows)
> The AOT stuff does actually sound like a good idea. I didn't think of that.
> Obviously we would need a way to parse out the code to generate it.
> As for someone doing it... How long in man hours do you predict it will
> take?

No clue, probably months for someone that knows the mono runtime and LLVM.
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