Rick Byers

The CLR, diagnostics tool support and programming languages.

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  • Blog Post: Quickly seeing where an exception may land in the debugger

    A co-worker asked me recently how he could predict where an exception that was about to be thrown would land while debugging a managed application.  The real answer to this question is “you can’t – step into the throw and see”.  The EH system in the CLR has lots of complicated algorithms for...
  • Blog Post: AnyCPU Exes are usually more trouble than they're worth

    Over the past few months I've had some interesting debates with folks here (and some customers) about the cost/benefit trade-off of "AnyCPU" (architecture-neutral) managed EXEs. I think we've converged on a consensus that most of the time they're not what you want and so shouldn't be the default in Visual...
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