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Special Edition Using® Microsoft® ASP.NET by Richard Leinecker

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CLR-Level Optimization

The architects of CLR realized that performance would be a huge issue when the new .NET platform was released. The architects realized that platform would be dead on arrival unless its performance was up to the level that developers and users expect. And given the number of problems that they had to solve with respect to providing a runtime that would be flexible, achieving high performance has not been easy.

To a large degree, performance issues have really hurt Java over the last five years. In my opinion, this is one of the reasons why Java has not done better. And I think that the CLR architects realized that poor performance could be the death sentence for this new framework that they were developing. In this section ...

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