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Re: [DotGNU]What is the diff b/w pnetlib/System and pnetlib/runtime/Sy

From: Christian Axelsson
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]What is the diff b/w pnetlib/System and pnetlib/runtime/System ?
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 23:22:04 +0100

On Wed, 20 Mar 2002 08:37:02 +1000
"Rhys Weatherley" <address@hidden> wrote:

> "Gopal.V" wrote:
> >         I could not understand why the classes were found at those two
> > places. I assumed that all Runtime classes (ECMA spec) resided in
> > pnetlib/runtime/System directory.
> ECMA defines classes for two assemblies: mscorlib and
> System.  In pnetlib, these are split between the runtime
> and System directories.  System.Net classes are in System.
> pnetlib/runtime/System is "those classes that live in the
> System namespace in the mscorlib assembly".
> pnetlib/System is "those classes that live in the System
> namespace in the System assembly".  I suppose that for
> consistency's sake, it should probably be called
> "pnetlib/System/System", but that seemed a bit too silly.
> It does beg the question of where we need to put
> "Platform" methods that are accessed by the System
> assembly.  Right now, the only natives that I can see
> are the Socket ones, and we can probably treat them
> as a special case.
> >         With Gerard Toonstra (chiraz) having submitted the IPAddress class
> > as a Patch. I see this has caused a duplication of work already.
> Yes, there is some duplication.  It's not necessarily bad,
> if we can find some way to co-ordinate things.
> >         If Rhys has no Objection, I'll maintain a list of Contributers
> > with their current works. I'll put up an XML changelog file which
> > will show each contributer and all the files.
> This is fine with me.
> I'm also thinking of designating "lead developers" in major
> areas of the code, who's responsibility it will be to co-ordinate
> things, taking some of the load off me to figure out whether
> I should be applying a patch or not.

That's the way to go, will hopefully spead up development atleast a bit :)

> However, there is one procedure that I will put into place
> immediately: if you are modifying someone else's code,
> e-mail them directly and talk to them first.  Don't just
> submit a patch.

Same as above

> Cheers,
> Rhys.

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