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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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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.

Even that isn't true. This is something that has been done before (even in statically typed languages). Look at the Scala compiler.

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