Ask a Language Designer

There’s one other new thing on the site that I wanted to call out on in its own entry. Akin to an idea C# has used on their GDN site, in the “Links” section to the right there is now a link to the Ask a Language Designer page. You can use this page to submit questions that you’d like answered about any particular subject, and I’ll do my best to post some answers to the best questions on this blog. The disclaimer on that page is worth quoting, though, so here it is:

Questions will be answered at my discretion. Because of limitations of time, blog space, non-disclosure of future plans or the suitability of the question, there is no guarantee that a question will be answered. This forum is intended for questions regarding the design of the language, and not as a product support forum. All responses to questions will be made on the blog.

This is going to be a bit of an experiment, so please bear with us and don’t get too upset if it doesn’t work out for some reason! But I’m thinking we’ll be able to get some interesting questions answered…

2 thoughts on “Ask a Language Designer

  1. Jan Tielens

    Hi Paul

    Recently there were a lot of posts on generics in the next version of .NET, but all of the examples were in C#. I’ve read some posts claiming that generics would be available in VB.NET too, so that’s ok. But I was wondering how generics would look like in VB.NET. Will it be the same syntax as in C#? Guess not, because it would be like attributes.

    Anyway thanks for your time!


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