[Mono-osx] MonoMac: on demand loading

Geoff Norton gnorton at novell.com
Sun Sep 19 12:31:21 EDT 2010

On 2010-09-19, at 12:26 PM, Miguel de Icaza wrote:

> Hello,
> Currently most libraries are force loaded from NSObjectMac.cs.  Even though they are shared it still might be better to only load libraries used by the app.  I theorized a solution by adding a static ctor in each class within the namespace that would load the library, but I believe this will not work as the library must be initialized first so it can be registered.
> Yes, this is one of our to-do list items;   I think Geoff had some ideas on how to handle this.

I was thinking of maybe using module initializers here, but we'd need to do some compiler embrace/extend to support that, so I'm wondering if there isn't something more elegant we can do.  We could probably use the type load event to load the librarys with a NS->Framework mapping, but that doesn't help user-code much.


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