Fabulous Adventures In Coding
Eric Lippert is a principal developer on the C# compiler team. Learn more about Eric.
Based on the excellent user feedback, I have significantly revised my article on the history of the strange VB/VBScript programming practice of habitually clearing objects unnecessarily right before they go out of scope.
The revisions were sufficiently large that it seemed better to revise the original article with the new information rather than posting a followup. In the interests of journalistic integrity and historical truth, I've preserved the original, less clueful version in my new “Revisionist History“ archive.
The less clueful original version is here. The more clueful revision is here.