Brian Beckmann on LINQ underpinnings – Bringing functional programming to "Mort"

Brian Beckmann has a Channel 9 interview in which he describes operating as a “Mort” programmer during his academic cosmology career.  You might think that  someone who programs to solve real day job problems in the most expedient way possible wouldn’t want to think about type theory, monoids/monads, or functional vs imperative programming styles, but Brian might…


More LINQ to XML examples from the real world

A few weeks ago I pulled together a post on LINQ to XML in action .  I came across a couple more very nice examples over the weekend.  One is from the LINQ Project forum. A question was posed asking about a clean way to to load a structured text file such as a logfile…

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Update: The LINQ to XML extensibility story

In a previous post I wrote: There is no guarantee that XLinq classes can be subclassed effectively, although there are currently no plans to seal them.  The recommended way for applications to add functionality to XLinq is by using the annotation feature  to add application-defined objects to XLinq tree objects.  In other words, internal experience…

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The lists to blogs transition

Once upon a time, I filled a little void in my life — the one that many people fill with weblogs — with the xml-dev mailing list.  For some reason due perhaps to my generation, or the way my head is wired, I find it easier to pull together an email response than a blog post.   That’s probably…

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