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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[5]: .NET
by Nelson on Tue 25th Oct 2011 18:37 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: .NET"
Nelson
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Isn't this admittance that the CLR as system platform concept (expressed heavily during the Windows .NET era) has ultimately failed?
WinRT looks to be what CLR was supposed to be, pushed lower level to support serious C++ right (read COM 2). CLR on the other hand is left as a high level application dev wrapper/runtime for ever. Looks like dreams of managed only OS'es will remain pipe forever.


I think so, but I agree with this decision because it avoids code duplication. For example, they'll write a great UI platform (WPF, or Silverlight) but then C++ and other langguages are out in the cold.

With WinRT, they ported XAML and all the graphics stack to C++ and exposed them as WinRT components, so C++ benefits from this awesome UI framework too.

The equality amonst the languages is what I love the most, and its why, even though I'm generally a hard ass, I'm willing to admit this is a better approach.

Previously they had an all-or-nothing thing going on, this is a little more encompassing. We're all Metro developers now.

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