Boxing and ? :
There is an inconsistency in C# that I find somewhat annoying: The following code will break:
int i = 0; object o = (i == 0) ? null : i;The error message is that "There is no implicit conversion between 'null' and 'int'." - as if we're trying to assign null to i, which of course we're not. The following works fine (of course):
int i = 0; object o; if (i == 0) o = null; else o = i;and also:
int i = 0; object o = (i == 0) ? null : (object)i;My problem isn't so much with the fact that the original code won't compile, but rather that the error message is simply wrong and misleading.