[Mono-list] Help regarding compiler
Tue, 21 Oct 2003 18:35:03 +1000
On 20-Oct-2003, EBRAHIMI,NIMA <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I need a little help with the compiler. There's a command in the Windows C#
> called "Assembly Generation Tool", al.exe. This is what it does:
> al /out:composite.dll A.dll B.dll C.dll and etc.
> basically it integrates all the dll files into a SINGLE dll file.
Actually, that's not what it does. The dll file that it generates
contains references to the other dlls. It is not self-contained.
Rather than integrating a bunch of dlls into a single dll, what it
does is it converts a bunch of dlls into a multi-file assembly,
by generating a dll containing an assembly manifest which refers
to the other dlls.
To convert a bunch of dlls into a single dll, Microsoft's suggestion
is to use ildasm on all the dlls, concatenate the results, and run it
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