How Microsoft rewrote its C# compiler in C# and made it open source

added by Paul Wheeler
10/12/2018 2:25:06 PM

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Roslyn is the codename-that-stuck for the open-source compiler for C# and Visual Basic.NET. Here's how it started in the deepest darkness of last decade's corporate Microsoft, and became an open source, cross-platform, public language engine for all things C# (and VB, which I'll take as a given for the rest of this piece).