Bug 8582 - Gendarme: warn about the "Stripper" anti-pattern
Summary: Gendarme: warn about the "Stripper" anti-pattern
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Tools
Classification: Mono
Component: Gendarme ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All All
: --- enhancement
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-11-24 11:48 UTC by Andres G. Aragoneses
Modified: 2012-12-03 20:21 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Andres G. Aragoneses 2012-11-24 11:48:46 UTC
When serializing data, it doesn't make much sense to serialize "objects", but DTOs. (Some background at the end of this blog post [1]).

So it would be great that Gendarme had a rule that detected this code:

var serializer = new DataContractSerializer(typeof(Foo));

And checked if Foo has any methods, to warn about the smell of serializing objects (which have behaviour) instead of DTOs.

NB: When I used "DataContractSerializer", I mean also any other non-binary .NET serializers.

[1] http://ayende.com/blog/4011/the-stripper-pattern