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Understanding Namespaces, the Short Version

Libraries, DLLs, and other forms of external code storage have always presented problems because finding the particular method or function that you need is time consuming. The method and function declarations appear to have no discernable order and you might find two related functions in different DLLs. In short, using libraries and DLLs in the past required the developer to memorize the location of certain functions. While many developers did end up creating their own “internal library” of functions and their location, the process for creating this library is expensive in terms of time.

Namespaces provide a means of bringing order to the world of library and DLL method storage. Yes, the functions ...

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