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From Steve Loughran <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: ant/src/testcases/org/apache/tools/ant/taskdefs/optional
Date Tue, 05 Aug 2003 17:00:34 GMT
Stefan Bodewig wrote:

> On Fri, 01 Aug 2003, Steve Loughran <> wrote:
>>The tasks have a list of standard references to pull in, taken from
>>the .NET framework set. We need to say 'if the platform!=.NET then
>>have no default references'. You can turn off default references
>>explicitly, but the implicit behaviour will be broken as it refers
>>to stuff that mono lacks.
> Look at my commit for dotnet.xml, this one lists all the correct
> references (Mono get's installed into /usr/lib by the rpms Ximian,
> errm, Novell?, provides).
> I then get an error
>       [csc] error CS0006: Cannot find assembly `'
> when I run that target.  It seems as if mcs didn't like the trailing ;
> on the references arg, but I didn't dare to change DotnetCompile class
> as I don't know whether csc will need exactly that ;.

CSC doesnt need trailing semicolons though it handles it. Guess that is 
a diff from the mono impl and the MS impl. I filed a bugrep with them, 
because if they cannot handle empty reference strings then

/ref a.dll;;b.dll will probably also break.

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