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: oh no not another one
by tuttle on Thu 14th May 2009 12:48 UTC in reply to "oh no not another one"
tuttle
Member since:
2006-03-01

I disagree! The world does need new programming languages to deal with massively parallel systems.

But microsoft apparently does not have what it takes to provide these languages. Except for haskell, which is developed by simon peyton jones at microsoft research.

But apparently there is some kind of internal firewall that prevents stuff that is being developed in microsoft research to be used productively... :-(

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RE[2]: oh no not another one
by google_ninja on Thu 14th May 2009 14:41 in reply to "RE: oh no not another one"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

Sorry for responding to each of your posts with disagreements like this, but this is the sort of thing I love to talk about ;-)

But microsoft apparently does not have what it takes to provide these languages. Except for haskell, which is developed by simon peyton jones at microsoft research.


Funny, I consider haskell to be a pretty academic language. I would say Erlang is the first language that is both appropriate for massive concurrence, and also practical.

But apparently there is some kind of internal firewall that prevents stuff that is being developed in microsoft research to be used productively... :-(


F# came from MSR, and it is going to ship with the next version of visual studio. Basically OCaml for the CLR.

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RE[3]: oh no not another one
by tuttle on Thu 14th May 2009 16:33 in reply to "RE[2]: oh no not another one"
tuttle Member since:
2006-03-01

Sorry for responding to each of your posts with disagreements like this, but this is the sort of thing I love to talk about ;-)


No problem. I love discussions about computer languages. This is the kind of stuff I would like to see on the main page of OSNews. But at least it is on page 2.

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RE[3]: oh no not another one
by tuttle on Thu 14th May 2009 16:53 in reply to "RE[2]: oh no not another one"
tuttle Member since:
2006-03-01


F# came from MSR, and it is going to ship with the next version of visual studio. Basically OCaml for the CLR.


F# is a bastardized version of OCaml, just like C++/CLR is a bastardized version of C++ for the CLR.

If the CLR is as language-agnostic as microsoft claims, why can't they just do a straight port of OCaml to the CLR?

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