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are methods stored in the heap or the stack?

This is a discussion on are methods stored in the heap or the stack? within the C# Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; I know that memory addresses in the stack can contain either values or references to other memory addresses, but do ...

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    are methods stored in the heap or the stack?

    I know that memory addresses in the stack can contain either values or references to other memory addresses, but do these memory addresses also contain methods or are the methods themselves located in the heap?

    The confusion comes from the fact that in C# a delegate variable can be assigned either a method's identifier, an inline function, a lambda expression, or a new instance of the delegate type with the method's identifier passed as an argument to the constructor. My guess is that assigning the method's identifier directly to the delegate variable is just a simplified way of calling the delegate type's constructor with the method's identifier as an argument to the parameter, something that the compiler handles for you.

    But even in this last case, the delegate variable is said to point toward the method itself. In that case, does it mean that methods are stored in the heap, just as reference type values are?

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    While I'm not claiming to know the inner workings of C#, you might want to read:

    Code segment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Data segment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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    are methods stored in the heap or the stack?
    Answer: no.
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    Code:
    //try
    //{
    	if (a) do { f( b); } while(1);
    	else   do { f(!b); } while(1);
    //}

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