CLSCompliant should indicate which version
Thu, Dec 23 2004 0:34
You may have heard the big news that generics is now to be included in the Common Language Subset (CLS). That’s really cool for users of VB.NET 2005 (and C# 2.0), but what if you want to know if an assembly is compliant with the earlier specification of CLSCompliant ?
Considering the actual specification is being modified then version numbers should be applied to the attribute as well. So rather than just True/False, a string or integer or single (float) should be used. I think a float might be the most flexible, allowing easy querying of the actual CLS version. And of course, if you specify a float, the Boolean property would get set to True, so code using the old (current) CLSComplaintAttribute would continue to work.