LINQ: Language Features for concurrency (among other things)

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Neal Gafter, Microsoft
Slides and Video


Language Integrated Query (LINQ) is a collection of language features, including lambda expressions and extension methods, that provides a pluggable approach to querying data across any aggregate data source.

We describe LINQ in the .NET languages and show how it supports a straightforward approach to data parallel programming, and we compare the resulting programming model to jsr166's ParallelArray.