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Pro DLR in .NET 4 by Chaur Wu

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C H A P T E R  3

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Late Binding and Caching

Late binding is binding that happens at run time, and it is the essence of what makes a language dynamic. When binding happens at run time as opposed to compile time, it's usually several orders of magnitude slower. And that's why the DLR has a mechanism to cache the late-binding results. The caching mechanism is as vital as air to a framework like the DLR, and it's based on an optimization technique called polymorphic inline caching. Although caching is not a feature you would normally use directly, it is always there working for you behind the scenes. The DLR uses what are called binders to do late ...

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