If you are a programming language implementer or component developer going to the PDC you may find this interesting...

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Next week, in Los Angeles at the Professional Developers Conference (PDC) , Microsoft will be describing major changes planned for both Visual Studio and the Windows operating system.  The conference ends on Thursday afternoon with a panel discussion about programming languages.  In conjunction with this, the Common Language Runtime team will be sponsoring a lunch in the Programming Languages and Tools Track Lounge from 11:30am to 1:30pm on Thursday, October 30.  We've invited the members of the language panel as well as language and library designers within Microsoft to join us. 

The meeting is primarily social, but we'll take the opportunity to give a very (very, very) brief presentation on some of the implications these changes have for programming languages and libraries.  We'll also describe a meeting being planned for mid-February or early March for detailed technical follow-up in this area. 

We'd welcome your participation if you are attending the PDC.  And if you can't make it, we'd like to hear from you by email -- send a note to PDrayton@microsoft.com.

--Jim Miller
Software Architect
Common Language Runtime