[IronPython] 2.1 Branch in Codeplex Sources

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Sat Nov 1 21:58:48 CET 2008

Dino Viehland wrote:
> There will certainly be some 2.6 features. But we still haven’t quite 
> figured out what “2.1” is yet. So if there’s a particular 2.6 feature, 
> or if you’d just like us to see us do them all, let us know – same 
> goes for other features, fixes, misc improvements, etc…
+1 for with statement available without future import
+1 for new syntax for exception handling
+1 for class decorators (+1000 for using them to provide attribute support)
+1 for hasattr not discarding all exceptions
+1 for being able to provide keyword arguments after *args
+1 for getter, setter and deleter on properties (damn useful)
+1 for __dir__ support

+lots for implementing ctypes (not really related but thought I would 
throw it in)

Abstract Base Classes are nice, not sure if I'll use them for a while 

New string formatting can blow.

> *From:* users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com 
> [mailto:users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com] *On Behalf Of *Vernon Cole
> *Sent:* Friday, October 31, 2008 6:02 PM
> *To:* Discussion of IronPython
> *Subject:* Re: [IronPython] 2.1 Branch in Codeplex Sources
> "IronPython 3k"... does that mean that IPy 2.1 is targeted to be 
> compatible with CPython 2.6?
> (Please say "yes"!)
> --
> Vernon Cole
> On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 10:30 AM, Dino Viehland <dinov at microsoft.com 
> <mailto:dinov at microsoft.com>> wrote:
> Just one other comment on top of what Curt said. You might more 
> properly think of Main as IronPython 3k. Main includes a ton of 
> renames and other breaking made in 
> Microsoft.Scripting.Core/System.Core that will end up in .NET 4.0. 
> We're still working on what we want to do for 2.1 (and input is always 
> welcome of course) but our current thinking is that it will be API 
> compatible w/ 2.0.
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