GrantRi's WebLog [MS]

Ramblings of a compiler geek

June, 2004

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    Exception Handling (Part 2 of 2)

    Sorry it took so long to get to part 2. First up is the unwind info (I think it's the .XDATA, but don't quote me). Basically there is a set of opcode sequences that are allowed in the prologue and epilogue, and there is some info in the describes what...
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    Exception Handling (Part 1 of 2)

    Anybody that done any programming on .NET has probably used some EH at least once or twice. It all seems pretty natural and straight forward. Well, I'm glad we can fool so many of you into thinking it's easy. What follows is a gross-over-simplification...
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    My new toy

    As I mentioned a few posts back, I was forced to upgrade my Pocket PC. I went with a new Dell Axim X30. I got the mid-range one with built-in WiFi, but a slower processor. My old one was a Casio E-200. I know some of this stuff has been around for a while...
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    I'm out of ideas

    Well in case you haven't noticed, I've run out of ideas for thigns to write about. This is you're queue to send me questions or suggestions. My best guess as to why I've run out of ideas is because of my recent change in jobs. I am no longer dealing...
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    Am I really this popular?

    I've noticed a lot of my links come from searches (primarily google). Is that because I'm actually answering a lot of releavant information that people want to know? Is it possibly because I happen to use all the magic keywords so that google pushes me...
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    NIH Syndrome

    NIH = Not Invented Here So here at Microsoft we have a lot of really smart people. Unfortunately that seems to lead to a lot of NIH syndrome. That really wouldn't be so bad if we had a broad enough definition of 'here'. For me as an individual developer...
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    The death of multi-file assemblies (hopefully)

    Now that Whidbey features can be freely talked about, I can mention my personal not-directly-C# feature: netmodule linking. Basically due to some hard work by the C/C++ compiler and linker team, any tool that can produce managed netmodules(/target:module...
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