Hi! My name is Chris Lyon, and I'm a tester for the .NET Garbage Collector. The GC is one of the least-understood components of the CLR, and I hope to try to help our customers better understand it.
Topics I hope to cover:
- General overview of how the GC works
- GC-related APIs (System.GC, System.Weakreference, GCHandle, etc)
- Common GC misconceptions
- GC-related guidelines
Any topic suggestions are welcome, so feel free to leave them in the comments.
I grew up in Caledon, Ontario, Canada (a suburb of a suburb of Toronto). I graduated from the University of Waterloo, Canada in December 2002 and have been working at Microsoft since April 2003.