Why doesn't C# have a synchronized keyword?

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Posted at 17:40 on 27 February 2006

In Java you can mark a class method as a critical section, i.e. it will only be executed by one thread at a time, by using the synchronized keyword:

synchronized void myMethod()

In C# you have to type in this ghastly (and rather obscure) mouthful:

using System.Runtime.CompilerServices;

void MyMethod()

Why can't we have a synchronized keyword in C# for this like in Java?