Wednesday 2 December 2009

Red Gate and the Holy Grail

I’ve been playing with the EAP version of Red Gate’s .NET Reflector lately, which is a very nice addition to already excellent Reflector that we all love. I hadn't opened VS2008 on my test rig for a while, but did today... the “update thyself” message is pure Pythonesque joy:

First shalt thou download the Holy Build, then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shalt be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shalt be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then runnest thou thy Holy Build of Reflector, who being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it.

Anyway, the EAP is discussed here, with the current build always near the top on the support forum. It certainly makes my life easier when debugging! (caveat: note the warnings in the posts – i.e. don’t go crying to Red Gate if it breaks your computer, pawns your car, or takes the cat to a tattoo parlour “for giggles”).