Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Nov 2009 15:29 UTC, submitted by AlexandreAM
Microsoft "Microsoft, which has been pursuing concurrent improvements for its Visual Basic and C# programming languages, plans to open up compilers for the languages and add capabilities for asynchronous programming and immutability. Discussed at the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles, the blueprint for the two languages will feature compilers as services and accommodations for multicore processors, said Luca Bolognese, program manager for the languages group at Microsoft."
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by TommyCarlier on Fri 20th Nov 2009 07:35 UTC in reply to "..."
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What it means is that they've rewritten the C#-compiler in C# and the VB-compiler in VB, as .NET libraries, which you'll be able to use in your own application. You'll get access to the parsed AST for analysis (and probably also modification).

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