[Mono-devel-list] C++/CLI and .NET 2.0
jonpryor at vt.edu
Thu Jul 1 07:14:26 EDT 2004
On Thu, 2004-07-01 at 01:43, Cesar Mello wrote:
> Will it be possible some day to run programs made with C++/CLI
> targeting "pure CLR" for .NET 2.0 in Mono?
It should be possible now, assuming a compatible generics
implementation. If you don't use C++/CLI generics, then it should work
on existing Mono and .NET, unless you use the .NET 2.0 libraries...
I assume it's possible to use the .NET 1.1 libraries from C++/CLI.
> And will it be possible to
> use classes made in C++/CLI from C# programs in Mono?
Yes, given the restrictions above.
> I am trying
> Visual Studio Express beta and found curious the "pure CLR" option and
> how it could impact the use of C++ in Mono.
You might want to read:
There's the /clr:pure flag:
The new /clr:pure compiler flag instructs the compiler to
generate a pure managed image with no native constructs.
And the /clr:safe flag:
This is the holy grail of verifiability for C++ developers.
Throwing this switch causes the compiler to ensure that the
generated assembly is completely verifiable; any unverifiable
constructs will result in a compile-time error.
Both of these should permit C++/CLI code to run under Mono. Anything
else won't, as native code could (will?) be embedded in the assembly,
which Mono can't handle.
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