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Wiep Corbier wrote:
People will ask, which Richard?
There has to be some way to disambiguate the two people. Usually you would use the surname.

It's no different with classes. If you have two classes with the same name, then they have to be in different namespaces so that you can disambiguate them.

Otherwise, even if you could come up with an intellisense popup to let you pick a class - which could be difficult if the only difference is one character on line 42! - there would be no way to represent that choice in the compiled program.

And before you suggest that the compiler could generate some form of "mangled" name to uniquely identify the class, remember that you'd also have to represent that choice in the source code. And the source code is meant to be read by humans. There are enough arguments against using var when the type isn't clear, without making an explicit variable type ambiguous as well!

Wiep Corbier wrote:
C# (8?) now has the ability to work around null values in classes.
Who asked for that? I didn't.
Who cares? No one.
Lots of people asked for it, and lots of people care. You can probably find the history in the C# Language Design repository:
GitHub - dotnet/csharplang: The official repo for the design of the C# programming language[^]



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