March 2004

6 posts

Whidbey Collections

With the introduction of generics, the designers seem to have acknowledge the poor design of the collection namespace and essentially used generics as a second change for redesigning the collections library. With generics, it is no longer necessary to even use the older namespace and I predict that its use
Read more » Mar 31, 2004, 10:50AM
.NET

Fixed Keyword

I have been looking over the technical preview of Whidbey and have found the documentation to be lacking for many of the new features in C#. For example, in Whidbey, it is now possible to have fixed arrays at least inside structs. This was mentioned at the C# talk at
Read more » Mar 31, 2004, 10:01AM
.NET

The Irony of Spam

The likely truth is that products sold via spam don't actually make any money. The people, who do make money, are the intermediaries--the spammers, who market themselves to potential advertisers via newspaper and other ads. I have spotted a few such ads such by spammers that attempt to lure businesses
Read more » Mar 23, 2004, 5:14AM
Technology

Usability Testing

Next week, I will be a usability tester for the next version of C#. (Along with this, I will receive two copies of any Microsoft software package as compensation.) Although I have observed usability testing many times, I have never actually been a usability tester. It would be interesting to
Read more » Mar 19, 2004, 6:58PM
.NET

Math Functions Performance

In a recent C# blog entry, it was pointed out that Pow uses a complex trig function and is thus a performance gotcha. So, I decided to do some additional tests with standard mathematical functions. In each case, the argument is x=8.5 and the result measures the time it takes
Read more » Mar 13, 2004, 5:26AM
.NET , Functional Programming

Decimal Performance

I did a quick test to compare the performance of basic mathematical operations on the different numeric types provided by the runtime. My machine uses an Intel Pentium 4. The numbers below are expressed in terms of the amount of time it takes to perform one integer addition. .DivisionMultiplyAdditionBitwise Or
Read more » Mar 13, 2004, 3:57AM
.NET , Math

 

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