[IronPython] IronPython status

Ian MacLean ianm at ActiveState.com
Wed Feb 23 05:51:25 CET 2005

Bob Ippolito wrote:

>> So, you still end up requiring a farily extensive support library. 
>> IronPython (and Jython)
>> blur the line between an interpreted and a compiled language.
> The line isn't very blurry, they're both completely interpreted 
> languages.  IronPython is 100% IL bytecode and it generates nothing 
> but IL bytecode, which gets interpreted/translated by virtual 
> machine.  Same for Jython, with some different acronyms.
By that logic boo, c# and vb.net are also "completely interpreted" since 
they generate nothing but IL bytecode.


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