[IronPython] IronPython future plans

Chu Kevin redmoon17 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 15 03:22:15 CEST 2005

What any plan for support VS 2005?

2005/6/15, Martin Maly <martmaly at exchange.microsoft.com>:
> Hello IronPython community
> Now that we have shipped the 0.7.6 release of IronPython we want to
> share our plans for the future releases, how we get from here to the 0.8
> release.
> There are two areas in which we want to make broader changes between now
> and 0.8. They both relate to the way IronPython relates to the rest of
> the .Net world. These areas are:
> 1) Inheritance and method overriding
> 2) Overloaded method resolution and type conversions
> The inheritance and method overriding changes will enable inheriting
> Python classes from any .Net classes (including built-in classes such as
> list, tuple, int, str ...) and will also address how .Net and Python
> paradigms exist and work together. For example .Net constructors and
> Python __init__ methods, .Net ToString() and Python __str__ method or
> .Net finalizers/destructors and Python's __del__ method.
> The overloaded method resolution and type conversions are closely
> related. Together they will address how IronPython determines what
> method is the best match for the given parameter list. Current
> implementation fails to find the correct match in some cases, which
> results in calling the method that is not the best match, or in failing
> the call altogether.
> The completion of these major changes will mark the 0.8 milestone. We do
> believe that 0.8 will be the next release following the 0.7.6, barring
> any unexpected surprises during the course of the work. Our current best
> estimate is to make the 0.8 available in early July 2005.
> The big work items between 0.8 and 1.0 will be: Python completeness,
> Python 2.4 compatibility, running Python regression test suite, optional
> static compilation and general finishing touches.
> Thanks and keep in touch
> The IronPython team
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