Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Dec 2010 19:27 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Mono Project For the most time, I've been firmly in the largest camp when it comes to the Mono debate - the 'I don't care'-camp. With patent lawsuits being hotter than Lady Gaga right now, that changed. For good reason, so it seems; while firmly in the 'ZOMG-MICROSOFT-IS-T3H-EVILL!1!!ONE!'-camp, The-Source.com investigated the five most popular Mono applications, and the conclusion is clear: all of them implement a lot of namespaces which are not covered by Microsoft's community promise thing.
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Some things to consider
by isaks on Tue 14th Dec 2010 07:48 UTC
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It seems nobody has pointed out the obvious that a line 'using Some.Namespace' has nothing to do with whether or not functionality from that namespace is used or not.

Ok, 'nothing' is a bit harsh, but consider:
1. 'using Foo.Bar' is only a shorthand to not have to type the full qualifyer each time (eg 'new Foo.Bar.Baz()' vs. just 'new Baz()')
2. IDE's tend to give you the boilerplate using-statements at the top when you create a new class leaving you with a few unused 'using'-statements at the top.

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