Boxing day

Here in the UK (and possibly elsewhere – I’m too lazy to check Wikipedia) December 26th is called Boxing Day. I want to know why only this one aspect of .NET is given its own public holiday. Expanding the opportunities to language features as well as those of the runtime, I’d like to see:

  • Null coalescing day (“Take 3 nulls into the shower? Not me. I just coalesce and go!”)
  • Type inference day (not popular with HR)
  • Garbage collection day (as a proper holiday, not just when the bins are collected)
  • Just-In-Time day (arguably every day for procrastinators such as myself)
  • Lambda expression day (get those lambdas out of the closet)

I could go on, but it’s a pretty thin joke and dinner is ready.

5 thoughts on “Boxing day”

  1. Don’t forget “3.5 is halfway between 3.0 and 4.0 day”, which falls on the Sunday halfway between the first Sunday in January and the last Sunday in December, which in 2008, following the tradition, will fall on a completely random date.


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