Eric Gunnerson discusses grouping classes within an assembly…

As a big fan of components, my applications are often composed of many different assemblies… essentially I break out anything that seems ‘ready to reuse’… but perhaps I should reconsider?

Grouping classes in an assembly

This useful bit of information crossed my desk today:

When it comes to packaging in separate assemblies, remember that you pay a fairly large performance hit on an assembly load. An assembly should really be considered a unit of security control, independent versioning, or contribution from disparate sources. You might consider placing code in a separate assembly if it is used extremely rarely, but probably not.

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