posted @ Wednesday, March 30, 2005 12:49 AM
The May issue of MSDN magazine came in the mail today and there is a great article inside called Drill Into .NET Framework Internals to See How the CLR Creates Runtime Objects. This article is definitely not for the faint of heart, but I absolutely love this stuff. Hanu Kommalapati and Tom Christian go into great detail discussing items such as LoaderHeaps, High and Low Frequency Heaps, the SOS debugger and how the ClassLoader creates the Method Slot Table to name just a few. Oh yes, you will learn how virtual method dispatching works from the ClassLoader's point of view - you know you were always curious. I will read this again tomorrow so it can all soak in, but if you're interested in any of the above this article is definitely worth your time.