[MonoDevelop] CLR/C# versions with Ubuntu 12.10 and MonoDevelop

Ian Norton ian.norton-badrul at thales-esecurity.com
Wed Jan 16 22:59:37 UTC 2013

On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 08:26:12PM +0000, mikey at lawtechgold.com wrote:
> >MonoDevelop is just the IDE (compiler is part of Mono), so to say that MonoDevelop supports C# 4.0 would just mean that it supports syntax >highlighting for any new syntactical features (more or less), which it does.
> Thanks -
> As I said, I'm new to Mono - still getting oriented, trying to
> understand how the pieces fit together. 
> So: to determine compatibility with a particular C# release I need to be
> looking at the Mono package itself which includes the compiler, not the
> IDE. I should be able to take it from there. Thanks for this important
> clarification.

Well, not quite.  Like with .Net, you have the runtime version and the language

Eg, it is possible to write using C# 4.0 and target the .Net 3.5 runtime (
which will run on mono 2.10.x and .Net )

In which case your compiler will need to understand C# 4.0 ( which dmcs does )

Your application (once compiled) will be able to run on a particular runtime
profile, eg, .Net 2.0, .Net 3.5, .Net 4.0 etc


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