I prefer to be brief about this because last time I went into detail and got auto-logged out and lost everything.
- Is NGen (native image generator) in .NET 4.0's SDK? I don't have Windows at the moment so I can't see for myself. I can only find a 5 year old version of it from .NET 2.0.
- I'm aware of the field offset workaround for union types in C#, but if I'm doing this on 32-bit, would 64-bit introduce flaws for a compiled assembly?
- Does Microsoft's C# compiler suppoert ahead-of-time compilation as opposed to just-in-time, like Mono's compiler does? I seek to maximize performance if possible.
- Would an unsafe block work if I need a pointer to a value type instead of the value itself? There are some cases like file format implementation where this would be needed, for example.