[IronPython] Sanity Check re. Legacy Python Code

Gary Kopp geez4 at runbox.com
Mon Mar 24 22:48:46 CET 2008

Would I be correct in assuming that it is _not_ currently the intent that
IronPython run "arbitrary" existing Python code? I am interested in making
use of the Natural Language Toolkit (NLTK), a huge Python 2.5 application,
in a .NET environment. Clearly, the most powerful approach would be to use
IronPython, but I'm guessing (and please correct me if I'm wrong) that
current limitations in the IronPython 2.0b1 implementation are likely to
present many challenges in running/porting arbitrary "legacy" Python apps.
My purpose in writing this is simply to find out whether I should even
bother attempting such a feat.

--Gary Kopp

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