Fabulous Adventures In Coding
Eric Lippert is a principal developer on the C# compiler team. Learn more about Eric.
I've written a lot about casting over the years in this blog, but always in the context of the "cast operator": the operator that instructs the compiler to make an explicit conversion from a value of one type to a value of another type. I have recently taken up a new hobby that is casting of an entirely different sort: the casting of molten metal into a mold made of sand to form a desired shape.
I have no experience whatsoever with any kind of metalworking, so I'm learning as I go here and making mistakes along the way. I'm going to document the results of these experiments on my new blog, Fabulous Adventures In Casting. If this subject interests you, check it out!
We now return to our regularly scheduled discussion of the "is" operator in C#.
I was recently at Louisbourg Fortress in Cape Breton and got to see casting being done. It's seems like a lot of fun and a great hobby if you can find a place for a furnace!
BTW, how are you at applying the casting operator to fishing poles? I hear that they are very finicky about that and often produce nothing.
Eric there is a problem with that blog. The text is not in purple! :-)
I can't seem to get there anymore, though I can get to other sites on tumblr…