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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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I guarantee you GCC can do nothing even close to this. Maybe LLVM+Clang (both of them, neither independently) can come close, but the richness of the APIs are not comparable.

Roslyn is alot more fleshed out than any other Compiler as a Service.

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