Mono:Runtime:Documentation:Glossary

This is a glossary of terms/abbreviations used in the runtime source code

  • AOT - Ahead of Time Compiler
  • EH - Exception Handling
  • GC - Garbage Collector
  • JIT - Just In Time Compiler
  • Boehm - The Boehm Conservative Garbage Collector
  • trampoline - A function implemented using hand written assembly code. It is usually called from JITted code.
  • SGEN - Mono's own generational garbage collector.
  • SRE - System.Reflection.Emit
  • vt - Valuetype
  • vtype - Valuetype