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How are you supposed to pronounce C#. I say 'C-sharp', but I don't know if that's right.
Nov 15 '05
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I wonder what exactly they think they are selling?

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Regards

John Timney
Microsoft Regional Director
Microsoft MVP

"C# Learner" <cs****@learner .here> wrote in message
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"Martin Schmid" <ma**********@s bcglobal.net.no spam> wrote:
Damnit... I've been saying C-lbs.


My phone call to the computer store:

Me: Hi, could you tell me if you sell Microsoft Visual C Sharp.
Her: Microsoft Visual Basic?
Me: No, Microsoft Visual C Hash.
Her: Yes, we sell Microsoft Visual C Plus Plus.
Me: No! Microsoft Visual C Pound-Sign.
Her: Pound-Sign?
Me: You know - a pound sign.
Her: <silence>
Me: Could you list all the Microsoft Visual C products you sell.
Her: Okay, Microsoft Visual C Plus Plus, Microsoft Visual C... ahh!
Her: Yes, we sell Microsoft Visual C#!
Me: Thankyou!

Nov 15 '05 #11
Hi,
I read in a book that the idea behind the name (C#) was to stands for "See
sharp".

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"Chiral" <du************ *************** ******@yahoo.co .uk> wrote in message
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How are you supposed to pronounce C#. I say 'C-sharp', but I don't know if

that's right.
Nov 15 '05 #12
I thought it was Microsoft Visual D-flat.

Sorry - only musicians will get it.
"John Timney (Microsoft MVP)" <ti*****@despam med.com> wrote in message
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I wonder what exactly they think they are selling?

--
Regards

John Timney
Microsoft Regional Director
Microsoft MVP

"C# Learner" <cs****@learner .here> wrote in message
news:8o******** *************** *********@4ax.c om...
"Martin Schmid" <ma**********@s bcglobal.net.no spam> wrote:
Damnit... I've been saying C-lbs.


My phone call to the computer store:

Me: Hi, could you tell me if you sell Microsoft Visual C Sharp.
Her: Microsoft Visual Basic?
Me: No, Microsoft Visual C Hash.
Her: Yes, we sell Microsoft Visual C Plus Plus.
Me: No! Microsoft Visual C Pound-Sign.
Her: Pound-Sign?
Me: You know - a pound sign.
Her: <silence>
Me: Could you list all the Microsoft Visual C products you sell.
Her: Okay, Microsoft Visual C Plus Plus, Microsoft Visual C... ahh!
Her: Yes, we sell Microsoft Visual C#!
Me: Thankyou!


Nov 15 '05 #13

"Stoitcho Goutsev (100) [C# MVP]" <10*@100.com> wrote in message
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Hi,
I read in a book that the idea behind the name (C#) was to stands for "See
sharp".


Maybe. As is well known, C++ appears to stand for "increment C, but use the
previous value." :) :)
Nov 15 '05 #14
"Ben Rush" <kw*****@yahoo. com> wrote in message
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I thought it was Microsoft Visual D-flat.

Sorry - only musicians will get it.


LOL!
Nov 15 '05 #15
> Maybe. As is well known, C++ appears to stand for "increment C, but use the
previous value." :) :)
Then it should be ++C.

"Michael A. Covington" wrote:
"Stoitcho Goutsev (100) [C# MVP]" <10*@100.com> wrote in message
news:Ob******** ********@tk2msf tngp13.phx.gbl. ..
Hi,
I read in a book that the idea behind the name (C#) was to stands for "See
sharp".


Maybe. As is well known, C++ appears to stand for "increment C, but use the
previous value." :) :)

Nov 15 '05 #16
Maybe those are different languages :-)

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"Julie J." <unlisted@.> wrote in message news:403B84A7.A BA069F9@....
Maybe. As is well known, C++ appears to stand for "increment C, but use the previous value." :) :)


Then it should be ++C.

"Michael A. Covington" wrote:

"Stoitcho Goutsev (100) [C# MVP]" <10*@100.com> wrote in message
news:Ob******** ********@tk2msf tngp13.phx.gbl. ..
Hi,
I read in a book that the idea behind the name (C#) was to stands for "See sharp".


Maybe. As is well known, C++ appears to stand for "increment C, but use the previous value." :) :)

Nov 15 '05 #17
"Julie J." <unlisted@.> wrote:
Maybe. As is well known, C++ appears to stand for "increment C, but use the
previous value." :) :)


Then it should be ++C.


Amen! :)
Nov 15 '05 #18
"Michael A. Covington" <lo**@www.covin gtoninnovations .com.for.addres s>
wrote:

"C# Learner" <cs****@learner .here> wrote in message
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"Michael A. Covington" <lo**@www.covin gtoninnovations .com.for.addres s>
wrote:
>Now how soon will someone come out with C-flat? :)


That would be B ;)


I thought of that, and there was indeed such a language, the predecessor of
C. I think it was used internally at AT&T or somewhere in the early 1970s.


Perhaps they should've carried on that convention and called C#, D
instead.

Then again, short names make it hard to search for info about the
language. Names with symbols make it a bigger problem.

A longer name without symbols would've been better.
Nov 15 '05 #19

"C# Learner" <cs****@learner .here> wrote in message
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"Michael A. Covington" <lo**@www.covin gtoninnovations .com.for.addres s>
wrote:

"C# Learner" <cs****@learner .here> wrote in message
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"Michael A. Covington" <lo**@www.covin gtoninnovations .com.for.addres s>
wrote:

>Now how soon will someone come out with C-flat? :)

That would be B ;)
I thought of that, and there was indeed such a language, the predecessor
of
C. I think it was used internally at AT&T or somewhere in the early
1970s.


Perhaps they should've carried on that convention and called C#, D
instead.


Actually, there is already a language called D, its sort of between
unmanaged C++ and C#, as I recall. Its designed as an evolution of C++. Then again, short names make it hard to search for info about the
language. Names with symbols make it a bigger problem.

A longer name without symbols would've been better.


Yes, but people usually just make abrevations or acronyms for it, Visual
Basic becomes VB for example.
Nov 15 '05 #20

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