Roslyn compilers nearing completion

The Roslyn compilers are now being 'dog-fooded' by Microsoft.

It looks like the new 'Roslyn' compilers for C# and VB.NET are nearing completion as they are now being used internally (or 'dog-fooded') by Microsoft's Visual Studio team.

It will be recalled that Roslyn is a project to rewrite the C# and VB.NET compiler in those languages themselves rather than in C++ which will have a number of future benefits and, in particular, will make it much easier to add new language features.

Check out this blog by Matt Gertz, the VS Managed Languages Development Manager, for more details: 

Microsoft are still tight-lipped about the eventual shipping date though one hopes it will be included in the next version of Visual Studio (probably) in late 2014.

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