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This is interesting, but at the same time, I don't know what to say about it. Microsoft is looking at extending C# to include XML and SQL features in the language (not thru classes, as it is now). You have to look at the pros and cons of it, tho. I mean, what will you benefit from it?

Pros

  • Less code

Cons

  • Harder to read code
  • Complex variable initialization
  • Unclear focus - what does MS recommend, class or code?

I just don't see the overall benefit. I don't think that it is so bad that I would shun it, but at the same time, I don't see any overwhelming benefits. When you work with, or could work with (which is everyone) inexperienced developers, you're just asking for trouble. I just see more complexity and confusion being added with these new features without something to offset them. Now, if you tell me that performance will double, then I'll jump on it like a trampoline. Until then, good night X#.

Posted on Sunday, January 18, 2004 5:50 PM .NET , Development , migrated | Back to top

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