Home > General Development > Xen On Track to Debut as “X Omega” Xen On Track to Debut as “X Omega” Eugenia Loli 2004-02-19 General Development 3 Comments Microsoft is moving ahead with plans to deliver its XML programming language to programmers inside and outside the company. Recently OSNews posted an exclusive first look to the Xen language. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 3 Comments 2004-02-19 12:50 pm I do not like domain-specific languages. But as long as they keep this separate from C# I guess it is not that bad. The close similarity of the syntax to C# made me fear that they would add this to C#. 2004-02-19 1:51 pm I doubt they will. It’s well known that c# will be taking a divergent path from say VB.NET, where VB.NET will be relegated to VB type stuff as it’s always been and c# will get new, interesting features for general purpose development. There’s lots of languages that target IL, but hopefully MS will not turn c# into some Perl-type language that suffers from “too much” featuritis. 2004-02-19 2:25 pm >but hopefully MS will not turn c# into some Perl-type >language that suffers from “too much” featuritis. > I hope so. I think after the next major feature update for .NET 2.0 (generics, iterators, lambdas) MS should be *very* conservative in adding new features to C#.