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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 Nelson on Tue 25th Oct 2011 03:13 UTC in reply to "I'm sorry, but how is this new?"
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

Download it, play with it. It is so much more than that.

Its very interesting, and I don't think anything quite like it has been done before, especially at runtime.

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moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08


Its very interesting, and I don't think anything quite like it has been done before, especially at runtime.


Lisp, Smalltalk...

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Roslyn is so much more. You can hook into _every_ step of the compiler.

I've already seen pretty powerful stuff done with Roslyn the few days its been out. Things like adding custom extensions to the C# language (which are transformed at the syntax level, very cool).

There is just so much potential here its hardly conceivable the cool things you can do now.

No, this isn't anything thats ever been done before.

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

If I download it it will be useless waste of bandwidth and space. I'm on Linux, you see...
Too bad, Microsoft doesn't produce dev tools for other platforms.

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Who can blame them, when you demonize the people who do? The Linux community in general treat the Mono guys like shit.

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