- Created: 13 October 2015
Some people have asked us if we have lost our mind. And that is a very good question:
What they mean is that writing a compiler from scratch is a hell of a job and will take a lot of time.
But we are not writing a compiler from scratch
So we have NOT lost our mind. Let me explain that a little bit:
Early 2015 Microsoft has published the source code for its C# and VB compiler. This is called the Roslyn Project.
Since this source code is licensed under the Apache 2.0 Open Source license we can use and change this code to create our X# compiler.
That means the the biggest part of the code in our compiler has been developed by the geniuses at Microsoft and has been tested by hundreds of thousands of developers all over the world. That is a HUGE benefit for our project.
So it is easy then?
No it is still not easy to write the compiler but a lot of work has already been done.
The following image displays a compiler in a schematic way:
- Created: 28 September 2015
We’ve built it – we can make it better!
Epe: September 28 2015.
We have just returned from a VERY successful DevShare Conference in the UK. Many thanks go to Phil Hepburn, Mike Bertenshaw, Dai Darkin and their spouses Sue and Sue for organizing this great event.
Our new XSharp initiative has received as very warm welcome at the conference, but also raised many questions. We would like to take the opportunity to repeat and answer the most common and most important question over here:
Why do you want to introduce a new compiler / competitor for a small market as Vulcan.NET?
- Created: 26 September 2015
The announcement of te X# project has led to quite a lot of response.
Some people have asked questions about the availability of the product, others have asked questions about the features etc.
We have uploaded the presentation that Robert van der Hulst has done on the DevShare conference to help answer some of these questions.
Please click here to download the presentation.
- Created: 25 September 2015
At the Devshare conference in Newent UK Robert van der Hulst has presented the new XSharp Development team:
- Fabrice Foray
- Nikos Kokkalis
- Robert van der Hulst
- And others that want to remain anonymous (for now)
- Created: 09 September 2015
At the DevShare conference in Newent UK, Robert van der Hulst has presented the new XSharp project to the world.