Alan’s rebuttal to Chris Sells’ “Avoid the GAC”

Alan writes a blog to rebut Chris Sells' “Avoid the GAC”.

Chris does have a point to avoid the GAC for casual application developers. The problem is he over-extended his argument to say GAC should be avoided for all the cases.

Windows is inherently a sharing platform. The sharing philosophy makes Windows what it is now. And the same is true for all platform. *nix has /usr/lib, java has CLASSPATH, Windows has PATH, and .Net has GAC. Kill sharing equals suicide in today's world.

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