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While it's tempting to air my perceived grievances I'm going to decide against it -- I've seen/done enough with C# that I know I will never choose it for a personal project (or work on it for a professional project) ever again, not when options like Go, Haskell, NodeJS + Typescript, Rust, Lisps (clojure/clisp/racket/scheme) and even Java exist. I'm sure if I typed out some long list of things I think are sufficient about the language, someone will take it as an opportunity to "dispell myths" or show me how if I write ~20 lines of boilerplate, it'll be just like the language was ergonomic from the start.

The C# community doesn't need another naysayer, but I did want to find out (maybe this is the wrong place to ask) from people who enjoy using it why they do.

My use case is I write a GUI tool in C#/.net, publish it and then hand it over to field service and production and they never bug me again unless they need a feature added.

> and even Java exist.

When you mention this, I think you are trolling. I can see starting a greenfield project in C#/.net. There isn't any reason to start a green field Java project. Just like there is little reason to start a greenfield C++ project.

Ahh, that's an interesting use case, I haven't written many GUI tools and the last time I wrote one was in Java (Swing) and it wasn't terrible but wasn't great either, so C# is pretty good/ergonomic for it?

When I say java, I mostly mean a JVM language... yeah I wouldn't really start a new project in Java, though I've heard nice things about JavaFX on the GUI side of things.

Implementing GUI apps in C#/.net with visual studio basically just works. C# as a language is 'fine'. And generics seem to be well implemented. Microsoft documentation for simple stuff is reasonably clear.

I think .net timers not so much.

"clisp" is an implementation, Common Lisp is commonly abbreviated CL.

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