Writing a compiler for the CLR??

I wanted to extend Jim Miller’s innovation to attend the CLR compiler’s dev lab…


From: Jim Miller (.NET)
Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2005 5:50 PM
Subject: Invitation to Developer Lab


I’ve been asked to forward the following invitation.  I’m sorry for the late notice … I fumbled the ball at the end of last year and didn’t realize this hadn’t already gone out…


I do urge you to consider attending if you possibly can.  We have a good deal of information we’d like to pass along, and we’d like to use it as an opportunity to gather comments on some key decisions that still remain before we ship Whidbey.




The Developer Evangelism and Common Language Runtime teams of Microsoft will be holding a Whidbey Compiler Developer Lab on the Microsoft Redmond Campus, February 7-9th, 2005.  The Developer Lab provides you the opportunity to find out what new features are being included in Whidbey directly from the product team.  The lab still has a few openings.  If you are interested in attending, please send the following information to Jeff Sandquist

  • Name of your company or organization.
  • Name of attendees.
  • Contact information for attendees (e-mail, physical address, and phone).
  • Copy of signed NDA (if you don't have one, we'll provide one at the lab).

In the lab, you will have the opportunity to get familiar with the technology through presentations and work with the latest builds of Whidbey. You will also be able to provide feedback to the product teams and get your questions answered. If you are already working on an implementation of a compiler that supports the CLR, please bring it along as we’ll have experts available to help you with specific problems.

Some of the topics that will be covered in this lab are:

·         Building your first .NET compiler

·         What’s new for compilers in Whidbey

·         Supporting Generics

·         Integrating with Visual Studio


There will be an opportunity while you are here to visit the Microsoft Company Store & attend a BBQ with the Common Language Runtime product team.


There is no fee to attend. You are responsible for your travel expenses. Breakfast and lunch are provided.  Please note that attendees of this event will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement, as the material that is being presented will not be public for some time after you see it.


Once your RSVP is received, you will receive an e-mail containing more logistical information to make your travel arrangements and any updated information.


If you have any questions about the developer lab, please contact Jeff Sandquist.


Looking forward to your attendance,


Jeff Sandquist

Group Manager

Developer Evangelism Team

Microsoft Corporation





Comments (12)

  1. Jake Good says:

    Being that I am in MN and can’t fly out to see this event, is there any way that the errata and docs from this lab be available after it takes place? That would ROCK!



  2. I’m with Jake. I live in Israel, but would love to see the outcome of this lab.

  3. Great thing! I’m from Poland and I won’t be able to get there… But I count on

    people reporting about all the interesting stuff mentioned there.

    >>· Building your first .NET compiler

    I’m developing one (http://nemerle.org) so this is already known

    >>· Supporting Generics

    Am especially interested in this as I reported


    and currently supporting generics in compiler based on S.R.E is impossible

    >>· Integrating with Visual Studio

    I am trying it:


  4. Ron says:

    Considering the attendees are required to sign an NDA, I’d expect the material would not be available until after VS 2005 ships.

  5. zzz says:

    There could be some global DNA repository which would also house a database that associates your record to the DNA. Now you could then get the NDA document through email and attach its signature to your DNA record.. All through internet.. Wouldn’t you love that?

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