July 29, 2009Re: 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?