Bug 33445 - Mono linker doesn't preserve nested types with XML descriptor with wildcard
Summary: Mono linker doesn't preserve nested types with XML descriptor with wildcard
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Tools
Classification: Mono
Component: other ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Mac OS
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
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Reported: 2015-08-27 19:56 UTC by Dave Dunkin
Modified: 2015-08-27 20:23 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

Repro project (397.89 KB, application/zip)
2015-08-27 19:56 UTC, Dave Dunkin

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Description Dave Dunkin 2015-08-27 19:56:16 UTC
Created attachment 12668 [details]
Repro project

It is not possible to preserve nested types with an XML descriptor except for preserving a whole namespace.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Create an nested type to be preserved.
2. Create an XML linker descriptor that should preserve the nested type, e.g. <type fullname="*" />
3. Run monolinker.
See attached LinkerTests project.

Actual result:
The nested type is removed.

Expected result:
The nested type is preserved.

mono 4.0.3
Comment 1 Dave Dunkin 2015-08-27 20:13:25 UTC
The problem is just with wildcards. Nested types can be preserved individually, e.g. <type fullname="LinkerTests.MainClass/NestedClass" /> in the attached project.

There are cases where I need to preserve a group of nested types, though, and matching by wildcard would be ideal.