Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Nov 2007 21:16 UTC, submitted by Wyatt Lyon Preul
.NET (dotGNU too) Scott Guthrie has announced that Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 are now available for download and provides a tour of some of the new features. "Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 contain a ton of new functionality and improvements. Below are links to blog posts I've done myself as well as links to videos you can watch to learn more about it."
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by wanker90210 on Tue 20th Nov 2007 11:54 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: MSDNAA"
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Delegates have brilliant compiler support in C#. The helper classes are created invisibly by the compiler.

Regarding generics; from what I heard Java cheated there. It's "just" a compile time check so the type casting has to be done anyway.

Virtual and override are there for the same reason as C++ I guess. On non-virtual functions you don't go thru a function pointer in vtab.

I like the out things for arguments to a function. More to write but thats a cheap price for potential bugs.

Coming from C++ I was btw a bit disappointed at both languages when I realized generics is just about avoiding typecasts. On the other hand, I haven't seen a compiler so far that deals properly with templates. So perhaps it was an ok tradeoff.

I totally agree that Java grew up with the 1.5 release. I didn't even consider it before. I just miss the delegate sugar.

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