[Mono-list] How are string constants stored?

Holger Arnold harnold@gmx.de
Mon, 12 Aug 2002 15:40:38 +0200


> > the Type column of an entry in the Constant meta-data table may contain
> > ELEMENT_TYPE_STRING. The spec says that the Value column of this table
> > contains an index into the Blob heap. Does this mean that to store a
> > string constant, a #Blob heap entry must be created, that contains
> > nothing more than an index into the #String or #US heap?
> No, the string contents are stored in the blob heap in this case.

And in what format have string constants to be stored in the #Blob heap? With 
PackedLen encoded length or null-terminated? UTF8 or UTF16?