Just trying to make sense of things...

Request to add operator to the C# language

Friday, 14 September 2007 11:01 by jordan.terrell

I just submitted a suggestion to add an operator to C#.  I kept the sample on the suggestion simple, but I'm really trying to enable a scenario like this:

   1:  public class SomeClass
   2:  {
   3:      private List<string> _Strings = null;
   5:      public List<string> Strings
   6:      {
   7:          get { return _Strings ?= new List<string>(); }
   8:      }
   9:  }


In this sample if _Strings was null, it would create a new list of strings, assign it to the _Strings variable, and return the newly created list from the getter.  However, if _Strings was not null, the getter would simple return the list referenced by the _Strings variable.

If you like this idea, go ahead and vote on it!

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September 14. 2007 11:04

Makes sense to me.....

Makes perfect sense to me....

Makes sense to me.....

September 14. 2007 11:06


I'd use it.  Great thinking.


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