[MonoDevelop] revisiting default assembly references

John Luke john.luke at gmail.com
Sat Jan 14 12:07:35 EST 2006

    It seems a frequent question is on why we don't reference System or 
System.Xml by default.  While I mostly
agree that we should explicitly reference assemblies, I think too many 
people expect something more than mscorlib
to be referenced by default. So I would like to recommend that we allow 
for things like System and System.Xml
to be referenced by templates with only their partial name, and then a 
given template makes the decision on what to reference.
The version of the assemblies can just be obtained from the current 
instance of the runtime.  Anyone have any comments on this?

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