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[2]: oh no not another one
by Brendan on Sun 17th May 2009 05:38 UTC in reply to "RE: oh no not another one"
Brendan
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2005-11-16

Hi,

I disagree. Choice is always a good thing.


Hehe - "many eyes make bugs shallow" (but only if those eyes aren't glazed over in a haze of utter confusion).

Let's invent 1 million languages, so that the chance of one programmer being able to maintain code written by another programmer is almost zero.

If choice is a good thing, then let's also invent 1 million different web standards, 1 million different alternatives to TCP/IP, 1 million different keyboard layouts and 1 million different "optic disk" formats.

-Brendan

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