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GeneralRe: Two of my most frequent issues with .net inconsistencies Pin
Greg Utas24-Aug-22 12:29
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Richard Deeming24-Aug-22 23:06
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Richard Deeming25-Aug-22 6:05
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PIEBALDconsult25-Aug-22 8:40
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Seems pointless anyway. Why would I want a "default error message"? Or, if I do, I'd make that an inner exception and provide a meaningful message in the main exception.

So far I have found no useful features of C# 6... except...
I just found that "dictionary initializer" is a C# 6 feature and I have been toying with that for a week or so now. Why didn't this exist since the advent of initializers?

I also just dabbled with string interpolation -- which I heard about, but hadn't bothered with -- and, as expected, it provides no benefit to me. It works only with string literals, and most format strings I use are not literals. It looks like it would lead to bad practices. In particular, how do you use string interpolation with globalization?


Anyway, now that I know that I am using a v6 compiler, I can see if that's why my recent builds refuse to execute on the servers. I'll specify v4 and see if they succeed then.

Edit: In case anyone is curious. Yes, once I rebuilt with an earlier compiler (v5), I was able to run the utility on the server. I am not in control of what versions of things (e.g. .net) are installed on my laptop and the servers, but it's never the latest version.

modified 27-Aug-22 13:27pm.

GeneralRe: Two of my most frequent issues with .net inconsistencies Pin
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GeneralTECO Macros - show me the codez Pin
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GeneralWeird: Very confusing Base64 problem (includes quiz) Pin
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RantGetAssemblyVersion, VB style Pin
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