[IronPython] 0.7.4 doesn't allow more than one IronPythonConsole...

Timothy Fitz firemoth at gmail.com
Wed May 4 17:19:24 CEST 2005

On 5/4/05, Anthony Tarlano <mailinglist.account at gmail.com> wrote:
> I filed a bug as usual, but maybe you should consider a release
> fixing this and the *[exe,pdb] file pollution problem asap

Is the exe "file pollution problem" really a problem? Conceptually,
CPython and IronPython are doing the same thing here. Step 1 is
compile to bytecode, CPython generates .pyc files, IronPython
generates exe files (that are CLR code). Step 2 is run with a virtual
machine. On a windows machine, python associates with .pyc and .py
files, so both the pyc and exe files are "runnable", they both have
the problem that an unsuspecting person might unintentionally run
them, however exe files are more tempting to the average user. I think
functionally that narrows the difference between CPython and
Ironpython down to file extension names and their associated icons,

Are there any plans to change this? If so to what? My initial thought
was generate dlls, but that loses the double-click to run

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