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Build 2018: The Future of C#

by Jonathan Allen Follow 499 Followers on  May 21, 2018 11

Number one on the list of future C# features is Nullable Reference Types. But also on the table are enhancements to pattern matching, array slicing, asynchronous iterators, default interface methods, and possibly even records.

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New Features in C# 7.3

by Jonathan Allen Follow 499 Followers on  May 18, 2018

Though a comparatively minor release, C# 7.3 addresses some long outstanding complaints from C# 1 and 2 such as overload resolution and generic constraints that work with enums and delegates.

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Brian Goetz Speaks to InfoQ on Data Classes for Java

by Michael Redlich Follow 11 Followers on  Feb 21, 2018 30

Brian Goetz, Java language architect at Oracle, introduced an experimental concept of data classes that may someday be integrated into the Java programming language. But there is much work to be done before this concept is worthy of any real attention. Goetz explored the problems and tradeoffs of data classes on the premise that sometimes “data is just data.”

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Microsoft Previews Nullable Reference Types in C# 8

by Abel Avram Follow 7 Followers on  Nov 16, 2017 2

Microsoft has made available Nullable Reference Types as preview for developers who want to try the new feature and provide feedback.

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Catching up with C# 7.1 and C# 7.2

by Jonathan Allen Follow 499 Followers on  Nov 02, 2017

Back in August, C# 7.1 was quietly released along with Visual Studio 15.3, but it’s not quite ready. In this report we’ll look at a subtle compiler bug and what’s next in store for the soon to be released C# 7.2.

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C# 8.0 Previewed

by Jonathan Allen Follow 499 Followers on  Aug 23, 2017 4

In a Channel 9 video, Mads Torgersen has demonstrated the first four features for C# 8. The features include nullable reference types, async streams, and more.

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Google Discusses Go 2

by Abel Avram Follow 7 Followers on  Jul 15, 2017

At GopherCon 2017 which took place this week, Russ Cox, the tech lead for Go at Google, keynoted on the future of Go, inviting the community to submit suggestions on what should be included in the next major version of the language.

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C# 7.2 and 8.0 Roadmap

by Jonathan Allen Follow 499 Followers on  Jun 07, 2017

Features are already being lined up for C# 7.2 and 8.0 including nullable reference types and limited multiple inheritance.

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An Early Look at C# 7.1: Part 2

by Jonathan Allen Follow 499 Followers on  Jun 06, 2017

Yesterday we looked at Async Main and Default Expressions. Our tour of C# 7.1 continues with the proposals titled Infer Tuple Names and Pattern-matching with Generics.

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An Early Look at C# 7.1: Part 1

by Jonathan Allen Follow 499 Followers on  Jun 05, 2017

For the first time since 2003, Microsoft is considering a point release for C#. Currently marked as C# 7.1, the next version of the language is expected to include Async Main, Default Expressions, Infer Tuple Names, and Pattern-matching with Generics.

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.NET Futures: Asynchronous Streams

by Jonathan Allen Follow 499 Followers on  May 01, 2017

Since async/await was announced for VB/C#, developers have been asking about an asynchronous version of IEnumerable. But until C# 7 and ValueTask, that was potentially challenging from a performance standpoint.

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C# Futures: Relaxed Overrides

by Jonathan Allen Follow 499 Followers on  Apr 26, 2017

A commonly requested feature in .NET is the ability to use covariant return types. An example of this would be overriding “virtual object Clone()” with “override Widget Clone()”. From a type safety perspective, this is perfectly acceptable, but C# doesn’t currently allow it.

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C# Futures: Read-Only Local Variables

by Jonathan Allen Follow 499 Followers on  Apr 24, 2017 1

Not too long ago the proposal for read-only local variables was revived. This is a much more modest feature than the read-only references proposal, but the two are complementary.

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C# Futures: Read-Only References and Structs

by Jonathan Allen Follow 499 Followers on  Apr 19, 2017 2

In C++ we have a feature known as “const”. This can be applied to parameters so that the caller knows that function will not modify the parameter and/or the object the parameter references. Under this proposal, C# would get something similar.

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C# Futures: Nullable Reference Types

by Jonathan Allen Follow 499 Followers on  Apr 17, 2017 2

No, the headline isn’t a typo. One of the new proposals for C# is to assume that all reference variables are non-nullable by default. Under the new syntax, you would need to explicitly indicate when a reference variable is nullable, just as you do for value types.

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