Microsoft’s “Roslyn” Compiler To Become a Service Project

Microsoft’s “Roslyn” compiler-as-a-service (CaaS) project has not received much press, and developers haven’t heard much about it–yet. But at the annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit this week, developers will learn how they can use Roslyn to expose the code analysis from Visual Basis and Visual C# compilers.

The goal of Roslyn is to create a “compiler architecture that is amenable to use as a foundation for modern tools.” At this point it’s unclear if Roslyn will be a part of Visual Studio 2012, or some future project. Since the discussion will be part of a Microsoft Research event, it may be likely to be a year or more before it becomes part of an official product.

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