[MonoDevelop] Monodevelop 0.6 and generics

John Luke john.luke@gmail.com
Thu, 21 Apr 2005 21:52:50 -0400

On Thu, 2005-04-21 at 19:54 +0100, Matt Savigear wrote:
> Hi,
> It seems that 0.6, along with earlier versions of monodevelop, does not yet
> support gmcs or generics. Is this definitely the case?
Pretty much.

> This snag is the only thing stopping me from developing in C# at the moment -
> is there any timescale for the inclusion of generics known?

I think it can be split up into a few different tasks:
- allowing gmcs to be used as the compiler (fairly small)
- making sure running 2.0 projects from a 1.0 runtime in MD works ok
- parsing / completion / the rest (large)

There isn't a timescale for this, and most of us are still focusing on
the the 1.0 stuff for the mono 1.2 time frame I think.  I am slowly
adding support for C# 2.0 features to the parser, but generics are
pretty far off for now.