December, 2004

  • Cyrus' Blather

    Covariant return types revisited

    As I’ve been using the C# language lately I’ve been noticing a few things missing from C++ that I find very aggravating. The first is const safety (but I’m dealing with it), the second is covariant return types. For those who haven’t used them before...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Code cleanup

    I while back i wrote a post concerning what i called Informational Observations . These were snippets of information that the compiler could give you to help you work in a code focused way. For example, one observation we could make for you would be to...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Out with the old, in with the new

    I've had the pleasure of spending a bit of time recently with Don Syme during a visit from Cambridge to MS. For those of you who don't know, he was instrumental in the specification and development of generics in the .net runtime and in C# as well, and...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Inside out

    One thing i absolutely love about work is being able to debate and exchange ideas with a large number of brilliant and experienced software people. These discussions range from simple watercooler talk to out and out debates involving varied opinions from...
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