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Re: [xml-dev] Synchronicity or pseudonym? Bill Gates announcesMicrosoft commitment to declarative programming


I don't know the answer to your question, but I have collected
these references [1] for (codename) "D" -- apparently for "declarative"

If anyone has URIs for more detailed information, I'd be interested.

- Robin

=========== References:


"Microsoft declares its modeling love with a new language, D"

"Microsoft Preps New Modeling Language"

Yet Another Computer Language

"Microsoft's 'D'"

"Gates talks up declarative modeling language effort"


Robin Cover
OASIS, Chief Information Architect
Editor, Cover Pages and XML Daily Newslink


On Tue, 12 Feb 2008, Ken North wrote:

> In another thread we've been discussing XPath navigation, declarative and
> procedural programming. Yesterday Bill Gates weighed in on the issue during his
> address to a conference.
> "With the declarative language project, the goal is to make programming
> declarative rather than procedural. "Most code that's written today is
> procedural code. And there's been this holy grail of development forever, which
> is that you shouldn't have to write so much [procedural] code," Gates said."
> Is this synchronicity or is Bill Gates using a pseudonym for xml-dev
> discussions?
> http://www.infoworld.com:80/article/08/02/11/gates-declarative_1.html
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