A long-requested and long-unfulfilled feature for .Net has finally been delivered by Microsoft and the Mono team: A linker that allows .Net applications to be stripped down to include only the parts of libraries that are actually used by the program at runtime.The IL Linker project works by analyzing a .Net application and determining which libraries are never called by the application in question. “It is effectively an application-specific dead code analysis,” says Microsoft in its GitHub announcement for the project.[ Microsoft .Net Core 2.0: Everything you need to know. | Why .Net Core is finally ready for prime time. | .Net Framework or .Net Core? Learn when to use which. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev Report newsletter. ]
A long-term mission for IL Linker is to make it into “the primary linker for the .Net ecosystem.”To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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