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When serializing data, it doesn't make much sense to serialize "objects", but DTOs. (Some background at the end of this blog post ).
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.