[IronPython] importing os module

Michael Gogins gogins at pipeline.com
Tue Nov 1 17:08:23 CET 2005

Why does it not play with C? Surely this would be immensely helpful.


-----Original Message-----
From: "J. Merrill" <jvm_cop at spamcop.net>
Sent: Nov 1, 2005 10:06 AM
To: Discussion of IronPython <users at lists.ironpython.com>
Subject: Re: [IronPython] importing os module

IP does indeed "not play with C at all".  The plan, I believe, is to re-create some common C-based Python libraries (with C# or in Python) to ease the porting.

At 02:09 AM 11/1/2005, Liam Clarke wrote
>Now, my question on os is, what does IronPython have against pipe() ?
>Does IronPython not play with C at all?
>Liam Clarke
>On 11/1/05, Martin Maly <Martin.Maly at microsoft.com> wrote:
>> You can set sys.path to point to CPython's Lib directory which includes os
>> module:
>> >>> import sys
>> >>> sys.path.append("C:\\Python24\Lib")
>> >>> import os
>> >>> os.name
>> 'nt'
>> You can even put the first 2 lines into your site.py (located in
>> IronPython's Bin\lib directory)
>> Martin

J. Merrill / Analytical Software Corp

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