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New Languages & Compilers

Stefan Tilkov,

Microsoft's Doug Purdy:

In addition, it is not very often that you can be part of a team that aspires to radically change the dynamics of building a new language, to the extent that a developer can write their own model-driven language in a straightforward way while getting all the language services (Intellisense, colorization, etc.) for “free”.

Sounds a lot like Xtext to me …

On April 29, 2008 11:38 AM, Giulio Piancastelli said:

Sounds a lot like the second installment of Intentional Programming to me…

On April 29, 2008 12:58 PM, David Ing said:

Hi Stefan,

My guess is that it’s SmallTalk model style over CLR. Think of an interactive model, with good ol ‘Pane being represented by XAML. Data == Code and all that. Intriguing stuff, and I’m glad they are moving forward - feels like forever that those guys (DBox et al) have been head-down on this.