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August 01, 2004


Patrick Smacchia

I understand that MS provides non-virtual methods for List T in order to improve perf, and thus, needs to provide smthing like Collection T to have a base class for custom collection. However, why does Collection T is not abstract since there is no point in prefering Collection T to List T? or am I missing smthing?

In the same spirit, I suspect that the only reason for KeyedCollection K,V (which is abstract) is to provide a base class for custom dictionary. Am I right?

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