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The C# language is not static. Anders Hejlsberg (the inventor of C#) and others at Microsoft continue to update and refine the language. At the time of this writing, the most recent changes are part of version 5 of the C# language, which is released as part of the Visual Studio 2012 product line, along with .NET 4.5. At this point in the book, you might be wondering what else could be needed; indeed, previous versions of C# lack little in terms of functionality. However, this doesn’t mean that it isn’t possible to make some aspects of C# programming easier, or that the relationships between C# and other technologies can’t be streamlined.
Perhaps the best way to understand this is to consider an addition that was made between versions 1.0 and 2.0 of the language — generics. You could argue that while generics are extremely useful, ...