Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th May 2009 09:43 UTC
General Development Microsoft has come one step closer to delivering a parallel programming language to developers. On May 8, Microsoft made Axum, the company's foray into parallel programming, available on its MSDN DevLabs portal. Axum is a .NET language for building parallel applications. According to a Microsoft description, Axum "is a language that builds upon the architecture of the Web and principles of isolation, actors and message-passing to increase application safety, responsiveness, scalability and developer productivity."
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RE: oh no not another one
by Laurence on Thu 14th May 2009 10:55 UTC in reply to "oh no not another one"
Laurence
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While I do see your point, I also don't see the harm either.
As this language is a .net language, one would assume that it compiles to byte code like C# does. so there's no additional installs / libraries needed for the customers machin thus the only person affected by the differences would be teh developer which choses which language to develop in.

as for the examples given, I can't speak for F, but C# had a definite perpose that stands out enough to warrent it's own language. If anything, I see Visual Basic.net as the pointless addition. If I wanted to enter that much syntax then I'd code in C++. But that's just me personally - others might sware by VB.net.

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