[IronPython] Is any one use IronPython in your project?

Mike Raath raathm at gmail.com
Thu Nov 23 08:53:28 CET 2006

There will be different reasons amongst all developers of Iron Python. For
my point of view I needed to be able to use existing Python Libraries in a
.Net environment. I could well have rewritten the Python code in .Net
classes but then I would have meant 2 separate code bases to maintain.

I found IronPython to be the perfect solution to this problem - I could make
the calls I needed in the .Net code to the Python class, and maintain the
Python codebase separately.

On 11/23/06, Sylvain Hellegouarch <sh at defuze.org> wrote:
> Kevien Lee wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Now ,Ironpython had release some time,but i want to konw is any one use
> > IronPython in your project?
> > As a dynamic language ,what it will bring us some advantage for
> > project,which the  advantage C#,VB.net couldn't have?
> >From a Python user POV, IP is far from being good enough as it is now. I
> have actually hard times understanding why it went in version 1.0 so
> fast. Don't get me wrong IP is stable and is good implementation of
> Python but it is only a milestone towards a truly useful platform.
> Basically it seems IP only implements the language itself but as we have
> seen on this list since it was released only a handful of Python modules
> can be run as-is within IP. I do hope the next milestone will focus on a
> much better support of those external packages. To achieve this goal the
> IP team will have to look at IPCE and understand what needs to be done
> first (support more of the stdlib and third-party modules).
> IP as a language is cool but we cannot run most of our common Python
> packages on it, making it as useful as a cherry on top of a cake. Nice
> but not essential. Make IP a cake in itself and you'll have a winner.
> However I have a feeling IP has been more relevant to regular .NET users
> coming from C# who wanted to keep their platform while making a step
> towards dynamic languages. That's great and I'm sure once they'll start
> they won't be able to stop, but for now I have not found IP entirely
> satisfying coming from Python itself and I hardly do anything productive
> with it (while I'd really like to).
> - Sylvain
> http://www.defuze.org
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