Finalization is expensive.  It has the following costs…<snip of 2, 930 additional words>… Subject to all of the above, we guarantee that we will dequeue your object and initiate a call to the Finalize method.  We do not guarantee that your Finalize method can be JITted without running out of stack or memory.  We do […]

Speeding XML

< blockquote dir=”ltr” style=”MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px”> Sun has posted an article claiming that Java is <a title=”” href=””” xmlns=””>faster than .NET for processing XML.… via [Better Living Through Software] It’s quite possible that Sun has achieved major improvements to their XML processing, since it used to be quite poor compared to .NET 1.0’s performance. The competitive […]

RSS Sweep: Interesting Links, No Editorial

Here are links that I (Larry O’Brien) have been meaning to post (the “I”s and “me” in the following are the original authors):  If you follow the rumor mill, you may have heard of X# or “Xen”, the crazy next-generation programming language that was reportedly being cooked up by people on my former team.  […]