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Properties C# 2.0 - Not Elegant Enough !!!

Prior to .NET 2.0, there wasn't the facility in C# to opt the visibility level for the get and set property or indexers. And i take my comment in my previous post that C# does not provide the facility of having different visibility levels for the get and set accessors. While that is partly correct, it is no more in C# 2.0.

And obviously it isn't in the easy and elegant way. Take a look at this code snippet:-
public bool LogToStdError
{
get
{
return _log2StdError;
}
protected set
{
_log2StdError = value;
}
}
I do not have to explain the code except there are some restrictions while having different visibility levels for the get/set accessors of a property.

1. You can provide an explicit visibility either for get or set. Hence the following code will throw an error:-

public bool LogToStdError
{
protected get
{
return _log2StdError;
}
protected set
{
_log2StdError = value;
}
}

2. The visibility thus explicitly specified must be a subset [restrictive than] of …

Singularity - Safety & Speed !!!

I read about this interesting thing somewhere in MSDN.

There are two types of programming or programming languages. The good old C/C++ kind called the unsafe programming languages, and the other is the safe programming type which we realised very much after advent of Java/C#. And there has always been debate about safety and speed. And neither of the two has won.

So Microsoft is doing a research on a new operating system called Singularity which is written in a safe programming language [C#]. Although there are parts in the OS, especially the kernel, that uses unsafe code, it stills uses the safe C#. So in the Singularity environment, every program that runs is safe. And the environment as such is reinventing from the hardware layers up and above.

Any process in singularity will not be as huge as its counterpart in the unsafe world. It will start with very minimal image and bring up things as when required. But also there was some thing that i read but could not understand exactly. It sa…