OT: on IDEs and code writing on steroids

dsimcha dsimcha at yahoo.com
Tue May 19 20:06:16 PDT 2009

== Quote from Christopher Wright (dhasenan at gmail.com)'s article
> Nick Sabalausky wrote:
> > "Andrei Alexandrescu" <SeeWebsiteForEmail at erdani.org> wrote in message
> > news:gus0lu$1smj$2 at digitalmars.com...
> >
> >> I've repeatedly failed to figure out the coolness of C#, and would
> >> appreciate a few pointers. Or references. Or delegates :o).
> >
> > Outside of this group, I think most of the people considering C# really cool
> > are people who are unaware of D and are coming to C# from Java. What's
> > "cool" about C# is that it's like a less-shitty version of Java (and *had*
> > good tools, although the newer versions of VS are almost as much of a
> > bloated unresponsive mess as Eclipse - Which come to think of it, makes me
> > wonder - If Java has gotten so fast as many people claim, why is Eclipse
> > still such a sluggish POS?).
> >
> > Compare C# to D though and most of the coolness fades, even though there are
> > still a handful of things I think D could still learn from C# (but there's
> > probably more than a handful that C# could learn from D).
> Generics and reflection. Generics just hide a lot of casts, usually, but
> that's still quite useful. And autoboxing is convenient, though not
> appropriate for D.

What the heck do you need generics for when you have real templates?  To me,
generics seem like just a lame excuse for templates.

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