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Microsoft could be developing a programming language called M#

Microsoft is apparently creating a brand new programming language to build a non-Windows operating system.

Microsoft researcher Jim Duffy, added a post to his blog where the new language came to light. A ZDNet report says the language is codenamed M# (“M Sharp”), though Duffy doesn’t refer to that name in his post.

Duffy describes the language as a set of “systems programming” extensions to C# that offers a better balance between “performance” and “safety & productivity” than other popular languages. His team has been working on it for four years, he said, and his “goal is to eventually open source this thing” — potentially in 2014. M# is being developed alongside and utilised for Midori, Microsoft’s non-Windows-based operating-system project.

M# could be used to build all sorts of applications, but may be especially useful for cloud computing apps. Find out more here.

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