Thursday, July 17, 2014

My first voluntary translation of ACJU's press statement on GAZA attacks

Upon request of the ACJU, I recently did a translation for them for a statement against Israel's aggression on Palestine. The article was originally in Tamil:

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Dealing with C# constants

These days I'm more focused on polishing up my existing C# programming skills as well as attempting to learn more of the language with its new versions. I've begun to read a book titled "Effective C#: 50 Specific Ways to Improve Your C#" . I prefer to post the summary of each section of what I have learnt new from this book, which may be of useful to others too. Here is a summary of the usage of the const and readonly keywords:

  • const is a Compile-Time constant where as the readonly is a Run-Time constant.
  • Updating the value of a public constant should be viewed as an interface change.You must recompile all code that references that constant. 
  • Updating the value of a read-only constant is an implementation change; it is binary compatible with existing client code.
  • To further elaborate the above points further:
    • const must be used when the value must be available at compile time:
      • Attribute parameters and enum definitions, and those rare times when you mean to define a value that does not change from release to release. 
    • For everything else, prefer the increased flexibility of readonly constants.