The vast majority of the code we write executes at runtime. Today’s article is about the other kind of code, which runs during compilation. C# has very limited support for this. In C++, especially its newer versions, most of the language features are usable at compile-time. Read on to learn how to take advantage of this!
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The series continues today with functions. These are obviously core to any programming language, but it’s not obvious how many ways they differ from functions in C#. From compile-time execution to automatic return value types, there are a lot of differences to cover today.
Today’s article continues the series by looking at C#’s preprocessor support, which is like an expanded version of AS3’s compile-time constants and conditional compilation. Read on to learn about all the strange (and powerful)
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Alec McEachran’s latest article about constants reminded me of a trick I’ve recently learned and became a big fan of. His article expresses the pain endured by those who wish for both speed and maintainability in their AS3 apps. The solution the article doesn’t reach though is that of compile-time constants. This is truly the best of both worlds, so let’s learn about it.