[MonoDevelop] Can I use the Microsoft compilers withMonodevelop 2.2b2 on Windows?
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Sat Oct 31 08:14:29 EDT 2009
2009/10/31 Ozgur Akgun <ozgurakgun at gmail.com>:
> 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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> Ozgur Akgun
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Perhaps we should look at this from another angle, and address the
concerns the OP has with the compilers.
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