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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[6]: .NET
by moondevil on Wed 26th Oct 2011 05:39 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: .NET"
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Well, I hope someone writes a tool to project WinRT APIs into the C programming language in a nicer way..otherwise you're stuck with an updated version of COM.

Under the hood, WinRT is all held together by COM. Only, slightly modernized.

With C++ you will have C++/CX or if you prefer only to use standard C++ the Windows Runtime Library.

With C you are stuck in the land of low level COM with the usual AddRef/Release, GUID and HRESULT macros.

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