Spelunking through the Framework one day, I noticed that, new in Whidbey, System.Exception has this method:

        public new Type GetType(){
                   return base.GetType();

Wow, how odd I thought.  Adding a newslot to re-define Object’s GetType method then just returning the result of a call to Object.GetType ().  Too odd, I thought, it has to be a bug, so I checked with the developer and nope, no bug… Any guesses why we did this?


I’ll post the answer at end of day today…