[Mono-dev] IL-based regex engine

Eddy Zavaleta eddy at mictlanix.org
Mon Sep 13 15:27:36 EDT 2010

I am not really sure to undertand your suggestion (English is not my mother
tongue). You are suggesting a tool which adds code to the assemblies that
generates code coverage data using Cecil.

It would print out something similar to what "mono --trace" does, right?

On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 5:22 AM, Rodrigo Kumpera <kumpera at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have a very selfish suggestion of building a tool that would do huge
> wonders for us.
> One major hurdle when debugging bugs either on closed or FOSS software is
> figuring out what mono did that doesn't
> match MS behavior. This can require a lot of guesswork and time.
> So if we had a tool that could instrument a given set of assemblies to
> trace all behavior related to the usage of a given API
> and give us an easy way to diff MS to mono behavior, it would make
> reproducing a bug a lot easier.
> I've built an incomplete an non working version of such tool and for a very
> narrow and specific case so it is not general
> enough to be used at large by our community. I did it with cecil over a
> couple of nights - I have lots of experience with
> CIL bytecode and none with cecil.
> Building such tool requires about the same level of knowledge about CIL
> bytecode than an IL regexp engine.
> It doesn't require a lot of time to be developed but would be incredibly
> useful for the mono community.
> Cheers,
> Rodrigo
> On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 2:38 AM, Eddy Zavaleta <eddy at mictlanix.org> wrote:
>> Well, I think is a nice thesis subject but I see two limitiations about it
>> I have no expericence in low level programming (I would require close
>> mentoring) and I don't have access to any arm device (I only have  two
>> months to present A&D documents).
>> On Sun, Sep 12, 2010 at 11:14 PM, Jeremy Bell <bell.jeremy at gmail.com>wrote:
>>> How about Mono.Simd support for arm NEON?
>>> On Sun, Sep 12, 2010 at 4:07 AM, Eddy Zavaleta <eddy at mictlanix.org>wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> Thanks for the reply, I realized that the engine already existed when I
>>>> browsed the mono's source code tree after sending this email.
>>>> I have two big areas of interest OS stuff and graphical tools.
>>>> I would like to work on some graphics related project, maybe help to
>>>> support XAML in desktop development, moonlight desklets, there is no much
>>>> information about this. Or build a new mono application, some crazy ideas
>>>> are a structured graphics app like a mind maping tool or a basic prototyping
>>>> tool like sketchflow.
>>>> On Sat, Sep 11, 2010 at 11:35 PM, Michael Hutchinson <
>>>> m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 1:54 AM, Eddy Zavaleta <eddy at mictlanix.org>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>> > Hi,
>>>>> >
>>>>> > My name is Eddy Zavaleta I'm currently a senior in college at
>>>>> > Instituto Politécnico Nacional in Mexico. I need to make a final
>>>>> > project to gradute and I'm looking for something to work on. I have
>>>>> > been an floss enthusiast for many years especially for GNOME/Mono
>>>>> > projects so I would like to make some contribution to Mono. I just
>>>>> > check the ToDo list in the mono-project site and I'm interested in
>>>>> the
>>>>> > regular expression engine. Anyone can give me additional information
>>>>> > about this task, some recomendations about what path I should take.
>>>>> >
>>>>> > I would appreciate any help with this.
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>> Unfortunately the ToDo list is out of date - the IL Regex engine
>>>>> exists now, though it has bugs. What kinds of things are you
>>>>> interested in working on?
>>>>> --
>>>>> Michael Hutchinson
>>>>> http://mjhutchinson.com
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