Bug 27852 - DllImport dllName should default to "__Internal"
Summary: DllImport dllName should default to "__Internal"
Alias: None
Product: Objective Sharpie
Classification: Desktop
Component: General ()
Version: 2.0.3
Hardware: PC Mac OS
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Aaron Bockover [MSFT]
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-03-10 19:14 UTC by Dave Dunkin
Modified: 2015-03-11 00:58 UTC (History)
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Is this bug a regression?: ---
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Description Dave Dunkin 2015-03-10 19:14:21 UTC
The default dllName for functions is "<library-name>". Since bindings for third party libraries will always be statically linked, "__Internal" would be a more useful default.
Comment 1 Aaron Bockover [MSFT] 2015-03-11 00:58:57 UTC
Good idea. I had "<library-name>" as my intention was to expand on this via clang modules to actually try to deduce the library, but that really is only useful for our product bindings internal to Xamarin.

"__Internal" makes much more sense as a default for third party bindings, at least on iOS. Definitely better than "<library-name>".

Keep in mind that the P/Invoke binding in general is nowhere near as correct or complete as the Objective-C binding is (for instance, ObjC object pointers need to actually be unsafe pointers or IntPtr in the extern signature). You are definitely expected to have to flesh it out, but I wanted to add rudimentary support for it. I will add a [Verify] category for P/Invoke as well.

Fixed. Thanks!