AW: AW: [Mono-vb] Mbas doesn't compile

Anony Mous
Wed, 04 Feb 2004 19:23:41 +0000

A Rafael D Teixeira wrote:
>> From: Anony Mous <>
>> Hi Rafael,
> Hi Eric 'Anonymous',

Hi Rafael :)

>> What exactly is ICU?
> These are Open Source libraries donated by IBM, that deal with Unicode 
> and Internationalization. We currently link with them because that is a 
> HUUUGE piece of code to rewrite and debug, but some new problems are 
> arising that indicate we will have to revert to our original C# 
> implementation and complete it, but I don't know the timeframe...

Interesting. How far are we with the original C# implementation?

>> Also did we ever come to conclude on how we'll deal with the C 
>> sharp'isms in the mbas code?
> We are dealing with them as we go:
> -- case-sensitiveness was the first,
> -- dumbing down the language so that option explicit/strict off work is 
> what really is ahead of us. Fortunately that is just a lot of 'if's and 
> additional late-binding code, and most of it lives in 
> Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll actually.

That sounds good. Having to deal with the different modes of operation 
in VB.NET is a bit of pain for writing compilers, but thats what hacking 
is all about so it should be fun :)

Is there any chance that parts of the compiler/supporting libraries 
could be done in VB.NET? My fingers are itching to write code :)