ForEach or not ForEach, that is the question
In LINQ in Action, we discuss about the missing ForEach
query operator. This is in Chapter 5 "Beyond basic in-memory queries",
more precisely in section 5.2.2. There, we indicate that Eric White suggested this operator in his functional programming tutorial, although I'm not able to find the exact reference at the moment in this tutorial.
Since then, a lot of people have been asking for ForEach. This can be seen on Kirill Osenkov's blog, where you'll find links to discussions about whether ForEach is good or bad.
I don't know if we're going to see ForEach appear in .NET. Anyway, it's not very difficult to write your own:
public static void ForEach<T>(this IEnumerable<T> source, Action<T> action)
if (source == null)
throw new ArgumentNullException("source");
if (action == null)
throw new ArgumentNullException("action");
foreach (var item in source)
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