[Mono-list] How many strings do I have?
Sat, 09 Oct 2004 11:43:29 -0400
On Fri, 2004-10-08 at 04:39, Jeroen Frijters wrote:
> Jonathan Gilbert wrote:
> > Once a string is in the pool, it can NEVER be removed
> > (until the AppDomain is disposed).
> In Java the string intern pool uses weak references. I don't know about
> .NET, but I'd hope it does the same.
I believe it doesn't. From :
Interning happens two ways in the CLR.
2) It happens automatically, when you load an assembly. All the
string literals in the assembly are intern’ed. This is
expensive and – in retrospect – may have been a mistake. In the
future we might consider allowing individual assemblies to
opt-in or opt-out....