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They aren't sidestepping the garbage collector nor the C# safety checks for the whole engine, because HPC# is only used in a very focused area, everything else is plain old C# as always.

I can also state that in the old days C wasn't worthwhile to be useful as a programming language to write game engines, because proper game engines were written mostly in Assembly with C, Pascal or Basic as their scripting layer if at all.

For example,

https://www.atariarchives.org/

https://www.amazon.com/PC-Intern-Programming-Encyclopedia-De...




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