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  • Blog Post: "Find All References" Design, regarding interface members

    One of the things that I've been working on to help finish Whidbey, are the new refactoring features. However, I've recently found myself questioning the design for "Find All References", in regards to its handling of interface members. I discovered this behavior while writing a toy project in C#, but...
  • Blog Post: More Singleton

    Ok, so I lied: I'm not moving on to unions quite yet. Cyrus brought up a great point on the last post about .NET serialization, as well as the lack of thread safety in my third example. Due to the shared nature of singletons, I have to agree that thread-safety is an important enough requirement to mandate...
  • Blog Post: Singleton Pattern

    In the beginning, there was... the singleton . Everything's got to start somewhere. Just like there's only one object type to “rule them all”, the singleton represents cases where there's only one. A pair of examples are the TextWriter instances that represents Standard Out and Standard...
  • Blog Post: Coming up: Design Patterns

    Quick detour (not so much of a detour). Cyrus has challenged me to 48 hours in order to expound on how he could've written is IOptional<T> better. Actually, I started to explain some of my suggestions, but now he's imposed this limit , since he's too antsy for me to really finish writing out...
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