This morning I gave a talk at the North Texas PC user group on influences to C#. This group is steadily going through the teach yourself C# in 24 hours book. This talk gave a glimpse of things to come for that group.
It’s hard to believe that C# and the .NET framework are decagenerians. Over that time C# has been influences by academia, innovations in other languages, and the evolution of hardware platforms. This has made C# a very big language with lots of varied paradigms at work.
This talk discusses some of those influences and ties them back to specific language features and innovations.