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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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JAlexoid
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2009-05-19

Agreed, in C#/.NET it hasn't been done before. Or maybe it has?
But outside .NET world it's not something new.

PS: Did you know that GCC stands for GNU Compiler Collection?

Edited 2011-10-25 11:18 UTC

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

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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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

How is exposing the internal API publicly a major departure and reinvention of compilers?
I'm not saying it's not great that they are exposing API that will stay stable. I just don't get the hype over this.
Please do hype up anything that grows up from this to be ridiculously fun or novel. But as it stands, Roslyn is not revolutionary or anything like that.

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