[Chicago] One more talk for August - Mono

Brian Ray brianhray at gmail.com
Wed Aug 1 18:10:44 CEST 2012

On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 10:57 AM, Fawad Halim <fawad at fawad.net> wrote:
> I was thinking that for the mono presentation, I'd start with an
> introduction to Mono, what it means in relation to .NET, then segway into an
> introduction to IronPython.

Great, would love to hear this talk, added to the schedule: http://chipy.org/

> Could you talk about what kind of comparison you'd be interested in hearing
> about? Would you want to see, for example, a comparison of C# to python from
> a language perspective or were you thinking more about the runtimes? I'm
> open to suggestions at this point.

There are two points of comparison that come to mind (I am sure there
are more): syntactic language comparison of CLR languages and Python;
and a comparison of what on the system level (DLLs?) is available to
each. How can Python be used instead, aside, or between parts. What
are the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches?

As we did with some other OS specific meetings (ie CoreGraphic
bindings, HFS forks, and file system stuff on Macs), it is also
interesting if someone could highlight the C-Python standard library
stuff that is different (or additional) on Windows.

I can also recall a past presentations on packaging for windows in the
past; however, this may be a whole new topic :)

Brian Ray

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