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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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permafrosty
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2011-10-25

Things like adding custom extensions to the C# language (which are transformed at the syntax level, very cool).


You mean like Lisp macros?

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Sure, Lispmacros can do that. That's about it though.

I don't understand with the obsession people have with undermining whats been done here. You guys try so hard to find something, anything, to knock this project on, because it can't possibly be that Microsoft innovates on anything.

Other platforms offer one aspect, or a few aspects of Roslyn. None of them does them all in as a cohesive language as this. Especially not for a statically typed language.

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BiPolar Member since:
2007-07-06

I don't understand with the obsession people have with undermining whats been done here. You guys try so hard to find something, anything, to knock this project on, because it can't possibly be that Microsoft innovates on anything.


At least I, the only thing that I complain about is the language/tone: "If it succeeds, it will reinvent how we view compilers and compiled languages altogether.".

That's just crap, marketing talk.


Other platforms offer one aspect, or a few aspects of Roslyn. None of them does them all in as a cohesive language as this. Especially not for a statically typed language.


That's the way they should have say it. (Not sure if that's too broken to be English, sorry.)

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