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Truth, Equality, and the Meaning of Null
There’s been some discussion recently about whether it’s proper for a language to support null values or not. My guess is that the people having these discussions are a whole lot smarter than myself, so it’s probably best to defer to their judgment on any matters that might conflict with whatever I have to say. That said, there might be semantic differences in what is being referred to when discussing null. Perhaps one discussion regards the logical operation or state of code, whereas my perspective ......

Posted On Thursday, March 28, 2013 5:04 PM

IOException on WebRequest.Create in .NET 4.5
I was testing .NET 4.5 compatibility in LINQ to Twitter when I encountered an IOException with the message: “The specified registry key does not exist.” This occurred during a call to System.Net.WebRequest.Creat... This is something that happened after a Windows update, kb2745030. Since this is a security issue, you’ll want to read Microsoft’s article and make your own determination on what to do. Someone has already reported the issue on Connect with a work-around similar to the Microsoft Kb article, ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 27, 2013 9:59 PM

Exception Handling for LINQ to Twitter Streams
Tonight, I checked-in changes to streaming in LINQ to Twitter. The primary refactoring was to remove the automatic error handling that had been in place since the beginning of stream support in LINQ to Twitter. The primary problem with my previous approach is that a 3rd party library should not be performing exception handling on behalf of a developer. Originally, I thought it would be a great feature to do what I could to reduce the pain associated with HTTP exceptions that occur when communicating ......

Posted On Saturday, March 23, 2013 11:47 PM

Released LINQ to Twitter v2.1.04
Today, I released the latest version of LINQ to Twitter, v2.1.04. Many of the modifications include new parameters for commands and queries, or new Entity properties. A few items were deprecated, so look for Obsolete warnings and minor changes to overloads. i.e. Since Twitter automatically wraps all links with t.co URLs, the WrapLinks parameter is deprecated. Some notable changes occurred in the areas of authentication where there was a bug fix to WinRtAuthorizer, basic streams use OAuth, and I added ......

Posted On Friday, March 15, 2013 8:40 AM

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