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Discussion on: How C# 8 Helps Software Quality

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Jeremy Morgan • Edited

Love this writeup, and I agree 100%. "Syntax sugar" on the surface appears to only benefit the creator of the software, but over time once it becomes status quo it makes for less code and greater readability for the next person working on it.

Remember we don't write code for compilers/runtimes we write code for humans. The more efficient, clean, and readable the code is the less chance for mistakes to creep in.

Nice article Matt.

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Matt Eland Author

That's a huge part of why I'm learning F#. I believe the language's conciseness improves software quality significantly by reducing potential points of failure and increasing the amount of meaningful code that can be focused on (in addition to the other quality benefits it offers via null handling, preferring immutable objects, etc).