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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[7]: .NET
by Nelson on Tue 25th Oct 2011 13:47 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: .NET"
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x86, x64, and now with Windows 8, they will run on ARM.

Think forward. Who cares what they do now, an intermediate language allows them to support any arbitrary architecture in the future.

In addition, the JIT compiler can provide targeted optimizations for architecture specific things like SIMD.

I really shouldn't have to be explaining the merits of an intermediate language, must you really complain about everything?

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