[IronPython] Announcement: Project to get some CPython C extensions running under IronPython

Giles Thomas giles.thomas at resolversystems.com
Mon Oct 15 17:15:35 CEST 2007

Curt Hagenlocher wrote:
 > My two cents would be this: using Managed C++, try for source 
compatibility first. 

Binary compatibility would be a great thing in the long term - after 
all, we don't want to run the risk of branching the target library's 
codebase! - but my gut feeling is that you're right, Curt: it would be 
much easier, at least as an exploratory first stage, to target source 
compatibility only.  So perhaps we should start off in that direction.

Does anyone know how this would impact the potential for Mono compatibility?

Keith J. Farmer wrote:
 > NumPy would be cool :)

That looks like a pretty popular choice generally - quite a few people have posted off-list saying the same.  I'll get in touch with the NumPy developers.

One further question for this list, before I create a repository and mailing list elsewhere for the project - what should the project be called?  The best one we've come up with in-house is "RustPython" (IronPython, *C* extensions, you get the picture) and I'd be really grateful if someone could come up with a less appalling pun...


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