[IronPython] IronPython x86/x64

Dino Viehland dinov at exchange.microsoft.com
Mon Mar 26 20:36:26 CEST 2007

In general I think this is a good idea.  Not only will it improve support in interop scenarios but it also helps with thinks like debugging, profiling, etc...  for those of us doing lots of that w/ VS and IronPython.  Personally I always use an x86 IronPython on my 64-bit machines simply because the tools tend to work much better with it.

I've opened a CodePlex issue to track it (9158 - http://www.codeplex.com/IronPython/WorkItem/View.aspx?WorkItemId=9158) but I don't think we'll do this until v2.0.  Thanks for the suggestion and sorry we didn't get back to you the 1st time.

-----Original Message-----
From: users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com [mailto:users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com] On Behalf Of Dan Shechter
Sent: Monday, March 26, 2007 8:14 AM
To: 'Discussion of IronPython'
Subject: [IronPython] IronPython x86/x64

Since I didn't receive any comments regarding my proposal last time I will
try to re-iterate it once again.

I think it would be very helpful for IP official builds/project files to
contain two versions of the ipy.exe and ipw.exe
ipy.exe / ipyw.exe - Targeted for all architectures
ipy-x86.exe / ipyw-x86.exe - Targeted for x86 processors specifically.

Having the additional *-x86.exe versions will allow developers needing to
interface with 32-bit DLLs / COM objects on a x64 bit system
do so without having to recompile and tinker with IP project files.

Any official comment / discussion would be greatly appreciated.

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