[MonoDevelop] Can I use the Microsoft compilers withMonodevelop 2.2b2 on Windows?
ozgurakgun at gmail.com
Sat Oct 31 06:11:28 EDT 2009
And excuse me for throwing that question early in the discussion. I agree
that that resulted slightly in a dismissal of the real question.
So is there any was to *force* MonoDevelop use MS compiler?
2009/10/30 Charlie Poole <charlie at nunit.com>
> Hi Olivier,
> > > Of course they don't...
> > >
> > > Next question: would it be a good thing for developers if they did?
> > >
> > > Charlie
> > You may not be able to _easily_ switch between the Microsoft
> > C# compiler and the Mono C# compiler, but you _can_ create
> > your own .targets file (or inline the content inside your
> > .csproj file) that overrides the CoreCompile target in
> > Microsoft.CSharp.targets and calls whatever task you wish to
> > (including a hypothetical mcs task). The former is pretty
> > much what the Grasshopper C#-to-JVM bytecode "compiler" does.
> > Come to think of it, I seem to recall someone creating such
> > an "mcs" MSBuild task. Google is your friend.
> > The Visual Studio IDE itself might still use some Microsoft
> > compiler components for the auto-complete, refactoring,
> > syntax highlighting or error underlining, but that doesn't
> > mean you are stuck generating your binaries with the same compiler...
> Interesting... this is not something I've looked into much but now
> that you mention it I recall some such thing as well.
> However, I was mainly replying to Ozgur's apparent dismissal of
> the OP's question. I don't want to just dismiss it - it led me
> to realize that an easily interchangeable back end would be a good
> feature in an IDE, something I'd not thought of before.
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