littleguru wrote:

Klaus Enevoldsen wrote:
What about ".Equals(object) : boolean"? It is seriously the worst thing in the .NET Framework. It was only invented because we did not have operator overloading in .NET 1.0! Removing "Equals" from the framework would be an OK breaking change!


Please not! I need Equals:

int i = 1;
int j = 1;
object o1 = i;
object o2 = j;

bool r1 = (o1 == o2); // false
bool r2 = o1.Equals(o2); // true



how about:

bool r1 = (o1 == o2); //true
bool r2 = (o1 === o2); //false

That would be much better imho. Just like PHP. use === for identity equality, == for value equality, and = for assignment. Very standard and clear.