does not have structs, so what's the reason to add it to C#? The basic reason is the ability to create types with value semantics, which, if properly used, leads to better performance in a managed environment.
To substantiate, unlike Java, .NET supports the notion of value types and reference types (in Java, you can define only reference types). Instances of reference types get allocated in the managed heap and are garbage collected when there are no outstanding references to them. Instances of value types, on the other hand, are allocated in the stack, and hence allocated memory is reclaimed as soon as their scope ends. And of course, value types get passed by value (duh!), and reference types by reference. All C# primitive data types, except for System.String, are value types.Rajendra.prasad, if this helps please login to Mark As Answer. | Alert Moderator