[Mono-list] remoting mono with MS' CLR?

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
07 Jul 2003 13:47:25 -0400


> Nobody seemed to notice, but the suggestion I made was that the
> serialization routines be made to convert an in-memory mono-style
> collection instance to a serialized MS-style collection instance (and
> vice-versa for deserialization). It would be done by explicitly checking
> for certain types during the serialization process and handling them as
> special cases. This would likely be very easy to implement, and it would
> allow the mono collection classes to remain unchanged.

It is a possibilty, yes.  

What needs to happen is:

	* research the differences in the main classes that we want to

	* If the changes are minimal (like how different can the internal
	  details of ArrayList really be?), then use that.

	* If the changes are of astronomic proportions, evaluate whether
	  doing a "rewriter" like you suggest is an option.