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Even More On Static Members

Thursday, December 23, 2004

Bruce brought up an important point about my MSDN article that I left understated. In order to show the full impact of the beforefieldinit flag on a type constructor, the code has to compile with optimizations.

Also, many optimizations take place with the JIT compiler, but the JIT doesn’t optimize when the app is running under the debugger. See John Lam’s post “Beware of Heisenberg effects” for in-depth coverage.

Static methods are debated regularly in the forms and newsgroups. I posted two little OdeToCode tidbits on the subject: Statics & Thread Safety Part I and Part II.