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    Sven Groot

    vesuvius said:
    ktr said:
    *snip*

    It seems a lot of what you desire is in F#, why don't you use that instead? The type inference in the language is sublime.

     

    let x = y 
    let apples = oranges 

     

    I now use the var keyword in C# like its running out of fashion. In visual basic you have

     

    Dim anInt as Integer 

     

    which is far more elegant than

     

    MyClass myClass = new MyClass();

    Visual Basic 9 also has type inference.

     

    In C# you can do:

    var x = 42;

     

    And in VB you can do:

    Dim x = 42

     

    In both cases the type is inferred to be an integer. However, VB will only do that if Option Infer is turned on (which I think is the default for new projects in VS2008); if Option Infer is off, it uses the old behaviour in which case x will be a late-bound Object in the above example.

     

    It also has the strange effect that in VB, the following three lines are now identical in meaning (with Option Infer On):

    Dim foo As New MyClass()
    Dim bar = New MyClass()
    Dim baz As MyClass = New MyClass()