Don't do as Johnny don't does.

Originally from dotnet-snippets this lovely piece of code shows the power and danger of LINQ in one go:

var files = from file in new DirectoryInfo(@"C:\").GetFiles()
            where file.Name.StartsWith("_")
            select file;

Sure, you could use that piece of code to search for files… but don't.

(Although surely it can't be long before someone adds deferred execution support for a filesystem? Maybe it's coming in WinFS Forever?)

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Posted on Thursday, October 02, 2008 8:37 PM |

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