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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Dumping ground language - [3:28 PM]

James Robertson: "The next time someone claims that C# or Java are 'easier' because they use 'standard C style syntax', this is worth pondering: a comment I saw pass by on Twitter" - Wow! When I read that I thought to myself, No way there's that many keywords! Well, I was wrong. According to this page there are 77 keywords and 16 contextual keywords. I really hope C# doesn't continue to become a dumping ground for features. Like LINQ support, why? Sure it makes the code look a bit cleaner, I guess, but why add that directly to the language? I thought that's why the CLR is open? So someone could come along and create the "Database Programming Language" and it magically works with the other .NET languages?

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