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Code Inspection: Convert delegate variable to local function

Local functions, unlike lambdas or delegates, do not cause additional overhead because they are essentially regular methods. For example, instantiating and invoking a delegate requires additional members being generated by compiler and causing some memory overhead. Another benefit of local functions is their support for all the syntax elements allowed in regular methods. If it is possible to replace a delegate with local function, JetBrains Rider suggests doing so.

Consider an example with a user-defined delegate. JetBrains Rider replaces the delegate variable mymethod with a local function Mymethod. After the replacement, it also suggests removing the unused delegate MethodDelegate.

Suboptimal codeAfter the quick-fix
class DelegateTest { private delegate void MethodDelegate(string message); public static void Main(string[] args) { MethodDelegate mymethod = delegate(string message) { Console.WriteLine(message); }; mymethod("test"); Console.ReadLine(); } }
class DelegateTest { public static void Main(string[] args) { void Mymethod(string message) { Console.WriteLine(message); } Mymethod("test"); Console.ReadLine(); } }

In another example, JetBrains Rider replaces a generic delegate Func with a local function:

Suboptimal codeAfter the quick-fix
class ConvertToLambda { public static int ConvertTest() { Func<int, int, int> sum = delegate(int x, int y) { return x + y; }; return sum(10, 20); } }
class ConvertToLambda { public static int ConvertTest() { int Sum(int x, int y) { return x + y; } return Sum(10, 20); } }
Last modified: 17 November 2017

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