Roslyn CTP now available

An early preview of 'compiler as a service' for C# and VB.

The Roslyn CTP is now available for download from Microsoft. It requires Visual Studio 2010 SP1 to be installed - the Express Edition is not supported.

This is a project to make the C# and VB compilers self-hosting. Currently they are in written in unmanaged C++.

It will also open up the compiler API to developers and facilitate a number of interesting developments such as an interactive scripting window for C# (similar to F# interactive). Check it out here:





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