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Re: [DotGNU]Reply: Question about DotGNU-Base

From: Andrew Mitchell
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]Reply: Question about DotGNU-Base
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2002 00:41:07 +1200
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On Tue, Jul 23, 2002 at 12:32:07PM +0200, Stijn Adhemar Vandamme wrote:
> If memory serves me right, I wrote:
> > As I understand it, DotGNU-Base is about stuff that isn't in the ECMA
> > specifications or the .NET framework.
> >
> > Does "stuff" only refer to classes, or does DotGNU-Base also include new
> > features in the language C#?
> >
> > I understand you are adding the C++ style << operator to streams.
> In reply to my own question:
> I finally figured out that the C++ style << operator is not in violation
> with the current C# specification grammar, and that DotGNU-Base calls
> itself a Base Library.
> So the answer is probably: stuff == classes.
> (It must have been late yesterday night.)
> Will you document the DotGNU-Base embrace-and-extend APIs in such a way
> that other CLI implementations (Mono comes to mind) have enough
> information to implement them independantly, too, if they want to?
Yes, we will endeavour to document the APIs fully. I'm not sure what is planned
for things like templates, and other language extensions - no doubt someone
else who knows will answer.

> Thanks in advance,
> Adhemar

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