• Yet Another Language Geek

    Transparent Identifiers

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    My last post described in detail how query expressions in C# are translated, but I have a confession to make. I did a little bit of hand waving through one part of the translation rules. The astute reader (whomever that is, whenever I read such things...
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    A Model for Query Interpretation

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    Evaluating Query Expressions After writing the code to translate query expressions and remove transparent identifiers, one of my first desires was to write a tool that would generate query expressions to test the correctness of the code. Of course...
  • Yet Another Language Geek

    About Queries

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    This concludes my series of posts about queries. I will still discuss them occassionally and if anyone has any specific questions then I would be very glad to address them. Query Expression Posts 1. Comprehending Comprehensions What are queries? How are...
  • Yet Another Language Geek

    Saving the State of Enumerators

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    Cyrus and I were writing some code together the other day and we used an interesting data structure that I wanted to share with you. This data structure I will call a chain which is essentially a immutable singlely linked list. interface IChain...
  • Yet Another Language Geek

    Video on Linq Queries and Delayed Evaluation

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    I recently recorded a video with Charlie Calvert about Linq queries and delayed evaluation . You can find it here (streaming video). Download it here.
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    Another Model for Query Interpretation

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    An imperative model for interpreting Linq to Objects queries has already been discussed , but are there any other models or method for interpreting queries? It turns out that there are other models. Linq to SQL queries operate in a completely different...
  • Yet Another Language Geek

    Having Trouble with Queries

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    A Funny Joke and a Sad Joke There is a joke that goes something like this: Two men are hopelessly lost in hot air balloon. Their condition is aggravated by the fact that they are enshrouded by a thicket of fog. When it seems all is lost, suddenly the...
  • Yet Another Language Geek

    Reading and Writing Queries

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    Now that we have discussed some of the underpinnings of query expressions, we can turn our attention to how to use them. As has already discussed , most people who see query expressions immediately think of SQL and often even mistake query expressions...
  • Yet Another Language Geek

    Comprehending Comprehensions

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    Not long ago, I was reading through some articles posted on programming.reddit.com when I came across an article claiming that C# is trying to be a dynamic language . One user posted a comment that mentioned that C# 3.0 included among other things "embedded...
  • Yet Another Language Geek

    captivated foreach statements

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    I am sure that most people who use C# regularly use the foreach construct. Intimately understanding this construct is not usually required for proper usage. The syntax is straightforward and it would seem that the semantics would also be straightforward;...
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    the first step

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    I suppose that I should begin with an introduction. My name is Wes Dyer and I am a developer on the C# compiler team. I have many interests in the area of computing including but not limited to compilers, artificial intelligence (especially machine learning...
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