[Mono-list] Mono as a Server Platform

Greg Haerr Greg Haerr" <greg@censoft.com
Fri, 31 May 2002 10:22:06 -0600

: One very specific example of how important is
: performance on .net apps is the ms.net Global Assembly
: Cache (GAC) that is created on the Windows platform. 
: Obviously this is giving a performance boost that I
: haven't found how much is it, and I'm curious to know
: all the reasons that push Microsoft to build it, one
: question is what it could be the performance for a
: server app without it?

My understanding is that the GAC is required in order
to support the complete assembly versioning scheme,
allowing multiple version numbers of same assemblies,
as well as supporting after-JIT compilation storage
locations for code that's been run once.