[IronPython] CPython access

Timothy Fitz firemoth at gmail.com
Sat Apr 2 05:23:02 CEST 2005

Where there be any plans for allowing IronPython to work with an
instance of CPython directly? There are quite a few instances where
this would be extremely handy (SWIG-wrapped libraries such as
wxPython, or tightly optimized pieces that deal directly with
operating system concepts such as Twisted reactors where rewriting in
IronPython or converting may not be trivial enough)

As a sidenote, I believe the compiler was originally prototyped in
python, why was C# chosen as a language? System.Reflection.Emit argues
for itself, however it is easily accessed from CPython with Python for
.NET, and that code would be a simply bootstrapping stage that could
be moved into IronPython code.

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