## SRE should fail more gracefully when SymbolWriter is missing

_Submitted by Rodrigo Kumpera \[MSFT\] on 2017-03-03 23:18 UTC_

XA doesn't ship SymbolWriter and our SRE impl throws if you request that symbols be produced.

We should fail silently in this case and produce a warning.

It would be even better if we shipped a symbol writer for Android, thought that would have very limited value.

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_Xamarin Bugzilla comment 1 by a community member on 2017-04-03 14:21 UTC_

What scenarios need to be addressed here? Invoking R.E at runtime on Android to generate and then dynamically load an assembly, with symbols on? Or R.E when running inside XA on a Mac desktop? I'm guessing it's the former.

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_Xamarin Bugzilla comment 2 by Rodrigo Kumpera [MSFT] on 2017-04-04 23:18 UTC_

The former, XA on desktop is only relevant for the designer team.

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_Reference: <https://bugzilla.xamarin.com/show_bug.cgi?id=53038>_