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The Weird and The Wonderful forum is a place to post Coding Horrors, Worst Practices, and the occasional flash of brilliance.

We all come across code that simply boggles the mind. Lazy kludges, embarrassing mistakes, horrid workarounds and developers just not quite getting it. And then somedays we come across - or write - the truly sublime.

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GeneralRe: What is an Object Pin
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michaelbarb2-Dec-13 10:26
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Yes, .NET has taken over everything. As you move from VB to C++ to C# you have to relearn little. Most of the program is .NET calls. Actually all the languages Java, C#, C++, etc. are actually very small. It is all the object model/libraries that surround it that do much of the work. It is often harder to learn a new object model than the language.

Some of the standards committees add things to the language that are really part of the object libraries. They then call things that only implement the original language non-compliant. I think they need to split the language core from its supporting environment. That is how things really work. In standards committees each push their own environment and no body wins. The result is often garbage or it takes so long to approve that it is either irrelevant or obsolete.
So many years of programming I have forgotten more languages than I know.

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GeneralIf in doubt: cast, cast and cast again Pin
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GeneralIt's taking a while but at least its working its way through that import (comments not added/edited by me) Pin
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GeneralBlast you Vilmos and Your Clever Cleverness! Pin
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