[IronPython] IronPython 0.7.6 released

Martin Maly martmaly at exchange.microsoft.com
Tue Jun 14 18:57:57 CEST 2005

Hello IronPython community,

We have just released the version 0.7.6 of IronPython.

The most important changes that this release contains are:

* Filtering of exception call stacks
   - by default, we filter the call stack to only show the relevant
stack frames.
   - the property PythonEngine.ExceptionDetail was added to toggle the
* Function attributes
* Handling of loops in lists and dictionaries
   - e.g.: x = []
* __doc__ is now implemented for modules and classes
* Added support for System.Single (float) data type
* Double-import of module whose import raises exception is now fixed

The following members of the community contributed to this release by
reporting bugs, and providing valuable feedback. We extend our thanks

Nicholas Jacobson
Anthony Tarlano
Don Box
Keith Farmer
John Doty
Michael Taylor
S. Hessam Moosavi Mehr
Chu Kevin
Kirk Olynyk
Jon Cosby

The list of all bugs fixed for the 0.7.6 release:

* On exception, don't show confusing .Net callstacks
* Cannot assign to arbitrary slot on the function
* Assigning function attributes fails.
* Stack overflow exception when globals() is followed by _.values()
* open() reads in "\r\n"
* re.escape() works on some symbols but not others
* missing __doc__ at startup
* Can't raise a complex number to an exponent
* Can't raise an int to a float power
* // and divmod give wrong answer with two floats
* Calling int() on a non-int throws wrong Exception
* Add support for System.Single (float) data type
* Only dump snippets.dll in engine-debug mode
* sys.exit() fails
* __bases__ in OldClass is not settable
* Double import bug
* x.extend(x)
* readlines not implemented on file
* Executing Python generated assemblies error: "not valid executable"
* PIA ComObject Operations
* Doesn't return infinity
* (a==b)==(b==a) parsed incorrectly

Thanks and keep in touch
The IronPython team


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