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The Elegant Art of Programming

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21 May 2012CPOL
This is an alternative for "The Elegant Art of Programming"


To resume what's the point, the solution should solve a simple problem in the most "elegant" way by using LINQ.

Check the orginial tip to get the point of this alternative Smile | :)

Using the code 

Well, reading the following code should be straightforward :
List<double> myList = new List<double>();
bool differs = (myList.Distinct().Count() > 1);
Console.WriteLine( "All numbers are " + (differs? "not": "") + " the same.");


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About the Author

Guillaume Leparmentier
France France
IT consultant and Project Manager in Paris, specialized in software engineering/design.

He spends most of his time in meetings Smile | :)
He would love to have more time to develop all those ideas/concepts he has in mind.

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GeneralMy vote of 1 Pin
azweepay21-May-12 3:58
Memberazweepay21-May-12 3:58 
This doesn't work at all. In your example the list has 3 items, the distinct list 2, so it differs. If the list contains 3 1.0's, the original list still has 3 items and the distinct list 1. So it differs, even though it shouldn't.\
GeneralRe: My vote of 1 Pin
Guillaume Leparmentier21-May-12 5:12
MemberGuillaume Leparmentier21-May-12 5:12 

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