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General Development "Looking past the Metro hype, the Build conference also revealed promising road maps for C#, Visual Studio, and the .Net platform as a whole. Perhaps the most exciting demo of the conference for .Net developers, however, was Project Roslyn, a new technology that Microsoft made available yesterday as a Community Technology Preview. Roslyn aims to bring powerful new features to C#, Visual Basic, and Visual Studio, but it's really much more than that. If it succeeds, it will reinvent how we view compilers and compiled languages altogether."
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RE: I'm sorry, but how is this new?
by tomcat on Tue 25th Oct 2011 01:56 UTC in reply to "I'm sorry, but how is this new?"
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Reinventing? More like catching up.
Considering that Java is very slow at adopting new features, it already has had compiler API since 2006. (Excluding JDT and other tools.)

RTFA. This isn't about exposing Compiler.AddFiles|.Run. It's about exposing each of the internal stages of the compiler so that you can essentially plug in your own lexical analyzer (for examnple) or your own code analysis tool (for example) fed by a tokenizer. This is fairly damned cool.

Edited 2011-10-25 02:04 UTC

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