well, while I'm at this, maybe I could report another detective work, about WP8/MDIL/Triton/Redhawk and CLR.
as we know, Windows Phone 8 uses a version of CoreCLR with code name Triton, and it supports MDIL, and it has a 'binder' on the phone to compile MDIL into actual machine code.
The 'binder' is called MDILBinder.exe, but its just a wrapper, and the actual work is done in a library called 'MDILNIGenLibrary.dll'.
And guess what ? this library has something to do with Redhawk.
lets check the module list using dia2dump and MDILNIGenLibrary.pdb:
and the dll contains such error messages:
RHBIND : error RHB0006: Could not load: %s
RHBIND : error RHB0011: Internal error.
RHBIND : error RHB0001: Could not save image %s
RHBIND : error RHB0005: Failed to merge specified images.
RHBIND : error RHB0006: Could not load assembly.
RHBIND : error RHB0008: Both include and coreclr style binding specified.
RHBIND : error RHB0009: Primary image is minimal mdil image (and therefore cannot be bound directly)
RHBIND : error RHB0010: Out of memory.
error RHB0010: Could not load mdil even though assembly was found: %s
error RHB0008: Could not canonicalize: %s
See ? RHBIND !
and, in slr100/wcl*.dll there are symbols like this:
so apparently, this "MDILNIGenLibrary.dll" is actually ported from Redhawk's MDIL binder, possibly called 'RHBinder.exe'.
what's more, mdilnigenlibrary.dll also contains a disassembler for MDIL, and when it parses the header struct of MDIL section, it displays the Platform_ID field like this:
so apparently, Triton and Redhawk share the MDIL data format.
Actually in the Bartok compiler in Singularity, we've already seen such things like ClrMdil and RedhawkMdil, so I guess Triton=ClrMdil.
And lastly, what about the normal desktop CLR ?? will it support MDIL too ??
actually, I found such an error message around CLR of .NET 4.5.1 Preview:
in CorError.h: COR_E_UNSUPPORTEDMDIL EMAKEHR(0x153c)
in mscorrc.dll, StringTable 1876:30012, "Valid IL which cannot be compiled into MDIL."
also, in mscordacwks.dll, there is such a string "SECTION_MDILData"