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July 29, 2009
Re: new DIP5: Properties 2
Chad J Wrote:

> A few hours later this poor library developer takes a break from the
> debugger and writes a small experiment.  The conclusion is
> "AARRGGGHHH!".  He runs to the news group to bitch and moan, and someone
> responds, "yeesh use ref return and RTFM already".  Bad day.
> 
> This is only the example that pops to mind.  I am sure there are cases
> where the library writer may intentionally NOT ref return, and the user
> will miss this and get bitten.  When the library writer and user are the
> same, things only goes downhill.

Some assert that C# was made for codemonkeys, but library developers somehow managed to not fail so miserably. Maybe because there's so much experience to share? Or something is not right with library designers?
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