How "in" is C#

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    How "in" is C#

    Is it the next big thing? Should I start learning that instead of C++? What's the similarities? Is it easy to proceed to C# from C++?

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    C# is more like Java than C++, whether it's the next "big" thing is still up in the air. I'd say that if you have a strong grounding in C++ you can go to any language with relative ease. Programming concepts aren't that different, it's just the syntax of the languages that you really have to learn.

    >Should I start learning that instead of C++?
    Most definitely not, C++ is still one of the heaviest hitters right now, coming second only to C in usage as far as I know.

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    Just wondering: How is C# pronounced? "C-numbersign?"

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    C sharp

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    Its pronounced D Flat
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    >Its pronounced D Flat

    lol

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    >>C sharp

    Is that true? I've been calling it "C - hash"
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    The name C# is based on the chord C sharp.

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    yea, thats why some ppl call it D-Flat, cuz C-Sharp and D-Flat are the same note (in music)
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    Originally posted by Okiesmokie
    yea, thats why some ppl call it D-Flat, cuz C-Sharp and D-Flat are the same note (in music)
    man, every time I come to these boards I leave feeling a little more educated I've gotta start calling it D-flat now!

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    >> man, every time I come to these boards I leave feeling a little more educated

    LoL! Ya learn something new everyday eh?

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    Originally posted by Prelude
    >Should I start learning that instead of C++?
    Most definitely not, C++ is still one of the heaviest hitters right now, coming second only to C in usage as far as I know.
    Agreed. C# and Dot Net is currently a toy being pushed by M$ with the usual "we promise to save the world" in it.
    Apart from those bozos at ZDNet who would advertise for microsoft even if it asked them not to, the fact is that only MSDN takes it seriously.

    I did not try C#, but did some research into VB.Net and the .Net framework. While a nice tool, the fact is that the runtime lib is HUGE. Only when it ships with the OS will it make any sense. Furthermore, the promised portability will only be possible when other OSes ship with .Net... IMHO, that will not happen.

    But even if they did (I would find it amusing to say the least. Just imagine Linux with Microsoft .Net(TM) in it... urgh!), there's a long distance between giving a tool and putting people to use it.
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    Unhappy What is these...

    Originally posted by Okiesmokie
    yea, thats why some ppl call it D-Flat, cuz C-Sharp and D-Flat are the same note (in music)
    Please ... could someone tell me what is
    D-Flat,
    C-Sharp, and al these terms in this thread...

    As you know ..As some of you know My English is not that good.
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    Re: What is these...

    Originally posted by NANO


    Please ... could someone tell me what is
    D-Flat,
    C-Sharp, and al these terms in this thread...

    As you know ..As some of you know My English is not that good.
    The # character, is in programming known as hash

    In normal life, it is often used to preceed a number and is pronounced number, such as #1 == number one

    In music, the # character is used to denote (<-- Look a pun!) the note above and is said sharp
    E.g. There is a note between C and D, it is called C#. That same note can also be referred to as D-flat. I think there is a character for flat but I don't remember it.

    Hope that helped.


    Now on the topic of C-Hash/D-Flat as I like to call it, I haven't looked into it all that much but if it's microsoft's answer to Java, like ASP was microsoft's answer to CGI (ASP was microsoft's answer to CGI wasn't it?), then I think it will go the same way as ASP. That is, down.
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