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by Jiří {x2} Činčura

C# obsesión – how many characters you are able to put into type? :)

9 May 2009 1 mins .NET, C#

I was writing some return type from function when I got brilliant dumb idea to start playing with braces, question marks etc. 😃 And I came with some self-competition to write a lot of different characters into a valid type definition (in C#, of course). And simple repeating doesn’t count. But why not to create this as a public competition. 😉

With the short first try I ended up with this:

IEnumerable<KeyValuePair<int, int?>?[,]>

That’s probably not the best what can be done. Do you have better idea? OK, it’s your turn. Use comments. The best – I’m the referee – will get the lolipop.

Sorry for all spanish speaking people if the word in title isn’t right.

Profile Picture Jiří Činčura is .NET, C# and Firebird expert. He focuses on data and business layers, language constructs, parallelism, databases and performance. For almost two decades he contributes to open-source, i.e. FirebirdClient. He works as a senior software engineer for Microsoft. Frequent speaker and blogger at