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Re: [DotGNU]__gc arrays

From: Marcus
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]__gc arrays
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2004 21:14:34 -0500
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From the description of the proposed compiler, it seems to be more restricted 
than MS's Managed Extensions for C++ compiler. I do not see any mention of 
the proposed compiler being able to (1) produce unmanaged code in the same 
assembly as managed code and (2) consume existing unmanaged C++ code, both of 
which are capabilities that MS's compiler has.

In (1), I'm talking about mixing unmanaged and managed code in the source, 
calling between managed and unmanaged code using IJW ("It Just Works") 
marshaling, and producing assemblies that contain a mixture of managed and 
unmanaged code.

In (2), I'm talking about the ability of MS's compiler to consume existing C++ 
unmanaged shared libs (DLL's), so that intermediate C libraries are not 
needed to use C++.

A compiler that merely allows the restricted subset of C++ that can be 
meaningfully compiled to CIL seems to have little value without the 
additional capabilities that MS's compiler has to leverage existing 

On Wednesday 21 April 2004 7:21 pm, Alex Stephens wrote:
> On Thu, 22 Apr 2004 07:51:24 +1000, Rhys Weatherley wrote:
> > Doing the managed bits of C++ is not difficult, as it is just C# bolted
> > onto the side of C.  But the unmanaged bits will be very hard.
> >
> > > I think the Mono team are working on one...
> >
> > Do you have a URL for this?
> I read the following on Miguel de Icaza's web log at

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