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    C++ Refactoring: Default booleans and pointers

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    This is another recount of an experience I had refactoring some C++ code recently. In some ways this is also a follow up of my previous post about why you shouldn't use boolean parameters (especially default value ones). I recently refactored a large...
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    C++ Placement New: Tracking down a crash

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    See my previous two posts on an introduction to placement new if you are unfamiliar with the subject. http://blogs.msdn.com/jaredpar/archive/2007/10/16/c-new-operator-and-placement-new.aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/jaredpar/archive/2007/10/17/c-placement...
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    C++ Placement New and Allocators

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    This is a follow up for my previous post about operator new and placement new. This post will discuss the role of adding a custom allocator and using it with new. It's handy to use custom allocators in C++. Certain operations can be done more efficiently...
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    C++ New Operator and Placement New

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    Originally I was going to write this article to detail a particular problem I had recently with placement new in C++. A page or two of writing later I decided it would be best to start with an introduction to the "new" operator itself and the in/outs...
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    Debugging PowerShell

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    Debugging PowerShell can be extremely frustrating because it often turns into a session of debugging your own thought process. Often when I hit a PowerShell script issue I find myself feeling like everything is right and I'm just missing something basic...
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    Select-StringRecurse

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    When you need to search for text in a file, select-string is your best friend.  It has most of the functionality of old unix grep.  In addition it does full regular expression support. The only downside is that it will only run on files in the...
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    IEnumerable and IEnumerable(Of T) 2

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    Quick follow up to my earlier post . Fixing this issue in C# is even easier because of the existence of iterators. public static IEnumerable < object > Shim(System.Collections. IEnumerable enumerable) { foreach ( var cur in enumerable) { ...
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    IEnumerable and IEnumerable(Of T)

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    IEnumerable(Of T) is a huge step up in the 2.0 framework from the original IEnumerable interface. It provides a typed enumeration which eliminates lots of nasty casts. The best part is that IEnumerable(Of T) is backwards compatible with IEnumerable (it...
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    .Net Framework Source Code

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    If you haven't heard the news yet, you can read the full article on ScottGu's Blog . In summary Microsoft has released the source code for the .Net Framework in such a way that you can step into the Framework while debugging. IMHO this is great for users...
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    Casting to an Anonymous Type

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    This discussion is building upon a previous post on how to acquire an anonymous type ... type . The next question is, how can you cast an arbitrary object into an anonymous type? At a glance this doesn't seem possible as you cannot directly express...
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October, 2007