The Birth of the CLR

A short but very interesting post on how the CLR came into being.

It always struck me as odd how COM+ quietly disappeared. I had imagined a more linear progression from DCOM to COM+ to .Net CLR but this more parallel, "schism" explanation makes a lot more sense in hindsight.

Oh, and the prototype GC was originally written in Common Lisp. That ought to give a few rhetorical MS bashers pause.


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