.Net is a BIG framework

My friend from CMU (now at Microsoft), Jeff Stylos, mentioned in a presentation that the .Net framework was so big that its documentation was bigger than, well, I’ll let him tell you (excerpted from an email with permission):

There are more than 13,000 classes and structures and hundreds of thousands of methods in the .NET Framework. The documentation is three DVDs worth (~10 gigs) of compressed, textual documentation, compared to say the Pascal reference (~200 printed pages) or the complete works of William Shakespeare (2 megs compressed, 5 megs uncompressed).

So yes, to paraphrase Eddie Murphy, that stuff is big.