Chapter 12: Summary

In modern C# programs, using object (particularly in the context of any collection type) should make you consider whether the problem would be better solved with generics. The increased type safety enabled by the elimination of casts, the elimination of the boxing performance penalty, and the reduction of repeated code are all significant improvements.

Chapter 15 looks more at the most pervasive generic namespaces, System.Collections.Generic. As its name implies, this namespace is composed almost exclusively of generic types. It provides clear examples of how some types that originally used objects were then converted to use generics. However, before we tackle these topics, we will investigate expressions, which provide a significant improvement16 for working with collections.


16. Starting in C# 3.0.
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