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With all due respect to .net…

…the amount of code duplication in the stdlib is sometimes striking. I found more than 6 implementations of float parsing, for example. No wonder that .NET 4 is so smaller than .NET 3.5 – maybe they just removed some duplicates 🙂

It is noticeable that the team who wrote System.Xml was not connected with the team that wrote System.Globalization. Rather, it was all done in parallel.

Scary industry-grade manufacturing methods…

deep into debugging

Suddenly got trapped into a rather nasty gap in the compiler design… don’t even know what to do – fixing the method to have the correct return type results in more than 500 compilation errors, and I can’t just write one smart regex to fix them all.

Oh, by the way, how to write (in C#) the function Func<M<T>,M<TResult>> Generalize<M>(Func<T,TResult>), which takes function from T and M, and returns a function which does something M-related on T?

М may be IEnumerable, IObservable, Nullable, Traced, ICancellable, maybe something else.

Or do it anyway… shit. I know how to do this in Python, in C# 4 (but i don’t want to use dynamic anyway), and in F#. And i don’t want to rewrite the whole compiler in F# either, because my knowledge of F# is not so good, and unsure whether it’s worth the effort.