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What does it mean when code “runs on” the .NET CLR?

The .NET CLR is not an interpreter, since code gets compiled to native code by the JIT compiler. So I find the usual description of code "running on" the CLR confusing. How does the native code ...
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.NET BCL Change Analysis - Uses Beyond Sating Curiosity

This is part of a series of questions which focuses on the Abstraction Project, which aims to abstract the concepts used in language design in the form of a framework. There is a sister project to ...
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Do I lose anything by coding in c# and using free online vb.net code convertors? [closed]

The company I work for uses vb.net since there are many programmers who moved up from vb6 to vb.net. Basically more vb.net resources in the company for support/maintenance vs c#. I am a c# coder and ...
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Build a native dll or .net dll to be used independently in either set-up

Here's a simple question (kind of), but I'm having a hard time taking a decision. First, a history on how I came to have this problem. In my new job, we need to use a third party API to communicate ...
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Is IronScheme complete enough or stable enough to be worth learning?

IronScheme is mentioned on Wikipedia as a successor to a failed project called IronLisp, bringing Lisp to CLR and .NET, the way Clojure does for the JVM. Does anyone have experience with this ...
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What uses IronPython has?

I've been wondering to myself, what uses does IronPython have in a .NET environment? what can it do that can't be done with VB, C# or F#? It seems kind of strange to go through all the trouble of ...
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How important is an in-depth knowledge of the Common Language Runtime to a .NET developer?

I wonder how many .NET developers have a working knowledge of CIL and where it has been useful to them. In case you are missing my meaning, here is a simple CIL example to add two locations together: ...