Вопрос по – Что такое файлы MonoDevelop .pidb?
There were several long time pending bug reports, and I also wanted to improve a bit the performance and memory use. MonoDevelop creates a Parser Information Database (pidb) file for each assembly or project. This file contains all the information about classes implemented in an assembly, together with documentation pulled from Monodoc. A pidb file has trhee sections: the first one is a header which contains among other things the version of the file format (that version is checked when loading the pidb, and the file will be regenerated if it doesn't match the current implementation version). The second section is the index of the pidb file. It contains an index of all classes in the database. The index is always fully loaded in memory to be able to quickly locate classes. The third section of the file contains all the class information: list of methods, fields, properties, documentation for each of those, and so on. Each entry in the index has a file offset field, which can be used to completely load all the information of a class (the index only contains the name).