Mary Jo Foley just wrote me and told me to check out her new Windows News site and promptly learned that Microsoft might be working on a new programming language called X#. Hmmm, Don Box is involved. [The Scobleizer Weblog]
I can't help thinking that real programming languages should just provide their own APIs to XML and web services - is there really such a need for a new programming language just for XML? Afterall XML is just a text encoding format.
I'm yet to be convinced by the hybrid approach of a non-XML-syntax programming language which has kinda-XML syntax support.