Month: January 2015
Primitive obsession is, like many facets of modern programming, something that has been written about many times before (e.g. http://sourcemaking.com/refactoring/primitive-obsession, http://blog.thecodewhisperer.com/2013/03/04/primitive-obsession-obsession/), yet still we see its ensnaring of unwary programmers.
Since C# 6.0 is now feature-locked (and I can’t wait) it’s time to start talking about something that might be in the next version, assumedly called C# 7.0.
The big feature for me would be to get C# to help us write immutable code. That means they need to make it easy to write immutable classes (see my last post on Record types) and immutable local variables too.
I propose the following syntax: