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      7 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      Joshua A. Schaeffer commented  · 

      I think people have been clamoring for an INumeric<T> for a long time now actually, there's even been high-level discussion.

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        5 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        Joshua A. Schaeffer commented  · 

        I'd like to add, when you define a "static readonly" variable in a class, that should go into another heap that doesn't get scanned during a GC.

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          9 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          Joshua A. Schaeffer commented  · 

          I definitely think the .NET Framework should support a wider variety of intrinsics for things like this.

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            13 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            Joshua A. Schaeffer commented  · 

            "const" already means "compile time", so my vote would be with "readonly". This feature would keep you in good behavior while writing the rest of the method in question. I would say we should also allow "readonly" with method parameters, which are after all on the same stack as local variables.

            readonly int customer = customers.First();

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              5 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              Joshua A. Schaeffer commented  · 

              This is a no-brainer, I don't know why it doesn't get top votes considering how simple it is. Yes you can pass in a delegate as a generic parameter but it has to have a "class" constraint. And you can pass in an enum but it has to have a "struct" constraint. Inside the generic method though, there is no strong-typing against the delegate or the enum. There's no explainable reason for this.

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                23 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                Joshua A. Schaeffer commented  · 

                I have a simple class that implements INotifyPropertyChanged, caches PropertyChangedEventArgs instances, and exposes PropertyChanged that you want to use the += operator on. I want to be able to tack this onto any other class. Without multiple inheritance I have to duplicate this functionality every single time and maintain it separately every single spot.

                People who are against multiple inheritance tend to be simple programmers. Bleeding edge requires more.

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                  15 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  Joshua A. Schaeffer commented  · 

                  You can thank me later.

                  public static bool InRange<T>(this T value, T lower, T upper) where T : IComparable<T>
                  {
                  return (value.CompareTo(lower) >= 0) && (value.CompareTo(upper) <= 0);
                  }

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