[MonoDevelop] multi-language project files support ?

Cyryl Płotnicki-Chudyk cyryl at power.com.pl
Thu May 7 06:14:47 EDT 2009

Michael Hutchinson wrote:
> 2009/5/6 Cyryl Płotnicki-Chudyk <cyryl at power.com.pl>:
>> is there a plan to support multi-language project files ?
>> I mean, compiling one file with some compiler and another with the other ?
> We don't have any plans. What would be the purpose of this?

There are plenty of languages available for the .net platform and some 
of them are better for some types of tasks and other for another.

Real world example:
We have a library called PowerMedia.Common which provides some basic 
tools that are missing in the .net's core libraries, such as some math 
extensions. Some of the classes and methods are easier to write in C# 
and some of them desire functional approach; to be written eg in F#.
It'd be very nice to have per-file control of which compiler to use 
instead of per-project.

It is possible to have MSBuild's multilanguage project but, as far as I 
know, no IDE supports it.

Here's a example of such MSBuild project:
It's quite old but explains itself pretty good.

Cyryl Płotnicki-Chudyk
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