Anders never fails to deliver on content, and I am pleased to see that LINQ provides significant system infrastructure for languages to leverage in implementing their own support for LINQ-style operations.
"Danny Thorpe" is an American programmer noted mainly for his work on Delphi programming language/Delphi.
He was the Chief Scientist for Windows and .NET developer tools at Borland Corporation starting from January 2004 until October 2005, as well as Chief Architect of the Delphi programming language from 2000 to 2005. He joined Borland in 1990 as an associate QA engineer working on Turbo Pascal 6.0. He was a member of the team that created the Delphi programming language, Visual Component Library (VCL), and Integrated development environment/IDE, released in 1995. In 1999, he was a founding member of the Kylix (software)/Kylix team, implementing the Delphi compiler and development environment on Linux, released in 2001. After the release of Kylix, he was the founder and lead programmer for Borland's Delphi .NET effort, porting and extending the Delphi language to the Microsoft .NET platform.More Danny Thorpe on Wikipedia.
I was very interested to see if the PDC sessions would have any tangible content about where LINQ draws the line between proprietary language magic and system-supported infrastructure that all languages can leverage.