May, 2003

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    Access to old blogs

    By default, old blogs are truncated from this web site. If you want to read old entries that have scrolled off, go to the CATEGORIES section at the right hand side of the web page. Select CLR (rss) and you'll see the full list.
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    Memory Model

    One of the suggestions for a blog entry was the managed memory model. This is timely, because we’ve just been revising our overall approach to this confusing topic. For the most part, I write about product decisions that have already been made and...
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    Value Types

    The CLR’s type system includes primitive types like signed and unsigned integers of various sizes, booleans and floating point types. It also includes partial support for types like pointers and function pointers. And it contains some rather exotic...
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    Request a topic

    If there's a topic related to the CLR, feel free to drop me a line asking me to talk about it. I have a very time-consuming day job and a full life outside of work, so expect a long delay before I address your topic. Or I might feel I have nothing...
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    Security and Asynchrony

    In a comment to my last ramble, about asynchronous execution and pinning, someone asked for advice on using Windows impersonation in a managed application. Unfortunately, the managed platform currently has poor abstractions and infrastructure for controlling...
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    Asynchronous operations, pinning

    One thing we tried to do with the CLR and FX is provide a consistent asynchronous programming model. To briefly recap the model, an API called XXX may also offer an async alternative composed of BeginXXX and EndXXX methods. Even if the class that...
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    Interface layout

    The CLR has two different techniques for implementing interfaces. These two techniques are exposed with distinct syntax in C#: interface I { void m(); } class C : I { public virtual void m() {} // implicit contract matching } class D...
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