Specifically, can I ask a "why did the designers of C# choose to do such and such that way" type of question?
Even more specifically, the question is "why did the designers of C# choose to make
int an alias of
EDIT: a clarification: In the post I am planning to discourage speculating answers, and to make it clear that I am interested in the opinions of Microsoft insiders who are known to hang out at SO.
EDIT2: the precise wording I was thinking to use is this:
StackOverflow does not encourage speculating answers, so please answer only if your information comes from a dependable source. I have noticed that some members of SO are Microsoft insiders, so I was hoping that they might be able to enlighten us on this subject.
EDIT3: OK, there it is: SO: "In C#, why is
int 32 bits?" (keeping my fingers crossed...)