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The Amazing Speed of the .NET Garbage Collector

March 1, 2009 1 comment

Coming from a C++ background, I always balk at designs that involve lots of small heap allocations. It’s something I’m gradually training myself to stop doing, because in managed code, it’s a completely irrational concern.

Given the constant usefulness of lambdas for things like this, it is worth reassuring myself (and others) that the overhead of such techniques is negligible. I already knew it probably was, but I had no idea just how negligible. It really is ridiculously unimportant.

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