[Cython] Any news from the IronPython port?

Robert Bradshaw robertwb at math.washington.edu
Tue Jul 19 05:57:45 CEST 2011

On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 7:45 AM, Jason McCampbell
<jmccampbell at enthought.com> wrote:
> Hi Stefan,
> Definitely not buried for good, though we haven't made a lot of changes
> recently. :)  We used it for porting SciPy to .NET and re-wrote a large
> number of the SciPy C module implementations in Cython.  It is generally
> stable and produces good code within the set of features that were needed
> (by no means has feature parity with the CPython version).
> In general, I have been quite happy with the results given that it is
> possible to generate interfaces for two Python implementations from a single
> source.  Of course, it is not free.  One can, in general, not take a
> NumPy-heavy Cython file and just generate source code for IronPython.
>  Because IronPython and NumPy for .NET do not share any common C APIs we had
> to wrap some of the APIs and in other cases switch to using Python notation
> and/or call the new Python-independent NumPy core API (present only in the
> refactored version).
> Overall, I think it's a good start and holds some promise for generating
> re-targetable native wrappings, but there is still plenty of work to do to
> make it more accessible.
> Regards,
> Jason

Thanks for the status update--is the code available somewhere (e.g. as
a forked git repo)? Is it something that would be worth merging, or at
this point is it mostly hacked up to just do what you need it to for

- Robert

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