c# : innovation or illusion ?

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    Question c# : innovation or illusion ?

    hi

    this is a general debate

    I am a good C and java programmer who just learned the existence of c#. and from what I just read, it looks like c# is another interpreted language such as java or .NET but with a different syntaxe. I am getting the feeling that some people are wasting their time.

    What's interesting in c# ?

    I mean the trend lately has been to develop more and more interpreted languages. Overloading the machine with the interpretors that are - mostly - heavy programs. These have the ugly low speed side-effect and the nice property that all beginners love : writing small code for a "I-do-everything-even-coffee-and-laundry-executables". Plus people get the feeling that in a couple of days they're programming experts - different debate though.

    Is c# just another excuse to overload each one's computer (and resume) ?

    I mean what do you do with it that you can't already do ? The OOP argument is not accepted here. OOP has nothing to do with the syntaxe of the language, it's a programming style. I can show how to make an object in C, having attributes and methods in a single struct.

    So, what improvements or innovation does c# have ?

    I am really interested in everyone's thought, since I want to know if I have to give it a shot or not.

    max

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    >it looks like c# is another interpreted language such as java or .NET

    You might want to read some more about C# and .NET, because this sentence contains two conceptual errors. C# is not interpreted and .NET is no language.

    >I mean what do you do with it that you can't already do ?

    Nothing. But you can do it at least twice as fast.

    >So, what improvements or innovation does c# have ?

    Plenty... and none. It's nothing completely new, it just combines the best features of a couple of languages and concepts to one big thing that I think is saving me a lot of time and frustration.
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    Its one of those things you just need to try yourself. Also, developing applications using OOP is much more than just a style. I guess you don't have a big enough Java background to see that yet. Once you do, you'll see the true power of OOP. Id say start leaning more toward Java and C# than C. True OOP (Java and C#) is definitely the future of software development, at least on an enterprise level.

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