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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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moondevil
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2005-07-08

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


Like Lisp Macros, Smalltak image changes, Groovy AST, and so forth?


Just because Microsoft PR makes it sound new, it does not mean it is.

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

No. Each of those only deal with one aspect of Roslyn. None of them do it all. Especially not lisp, come on dude.

Download the CTP, take it for a spin.

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foregam Member since:
2010-11-17

Ah, so MS took several good ideas from elsewhere and then threw them in the mixing bowl. I see.

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