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

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Thu Nov 23 09:55:54 CET 2006

Sylvain Hellegouarch wrote:

> From a Python user POV, IP is far from being good enough as it is
> now.

so you're saying that I'm not a Python user?  given how long I've worked full
time with Python, that's news to me ;-)

> 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.

sounds like you're confusing "Python" with "the stuff I get when I download
the CPython 2.5 installer from python.org".  don't do that; it only muddles the
water for people who can distinguish between a language and a given im-
plementation of it, and scares away people who haven't used either Python

(and what's the point running your existing Python stuff on IronPython?  don't
you already have CPython for that purpose?  what I love with IronPython is all
the *new* things I can do with it, and all the *new* projects I can bring Python
into.  not that I get yet another platform to run my old crap on.)

as for the standard library, I suggest spending a little time reading up on the
DotNet libraries.  they're full of useful stuff, and surprisingly
Pythonic in their
design.  and if you need to run an existing program or component on top of
them, you quite often only need a little glue code.  which you'll
write in Python,
of course.


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