[IronPython] DLR Languages?

Douglas S. Blank dblank at brynmawr.edu
Thu Jan 8 16:31:34 CET 2009

Hello all,

(This might not be the right place for this question...) What are the 
current DLR languages, and their states? I'm wondering about those early 
stabs, ones under development, from MS and others. I'm especially 
interested in those that can be run cross-platform. I'd like to see a 
list of resources, like:

Project: IronPython
Developer: Microsoft
URL: http://www.codeplex.com/Wiki/View.aspx?ProjectName=IronPython
Version: 2.0
State: mature
DLR State: current
License: Microsoft Public License
Available as: source, binaries

Project: IronRuby
Developer: Microsoft
URL: http://www.ironruby.net/
Version: 1.0 alpha 2, source only
State: active development
DLR State: current
License: Microsoft Public License
Available as: source

Project: IronScheme
Developer: leppie
URL: http://www.codeplex.com/IronScheme
Version: 1.0 beta 1 (Oct 2008)
DLR state: early adopter; actively removing DLR?
License: Microsoft Public License
Available as: source

Not sure about:

Project: Visual Basic 10
Developer: Microsoft
URL: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vbasic/default.aspx
Version: 10
State: under development?
DLR state: planned?
License: ?
Available as: binaries only?

Project: Managed JScript
Developer: Microsoft
Version: 1
State: mature
DLR state: ?
License: ?
Available as: binaries only?

Also, what about F# and J#?

I'm also working with a couple of groups who are actively developing 
additional DLR languages, including a graphical data flow language, and 
a proper tail-call recursion implementation of Scheme (using 
continuation-passing style). More on those here soon, I hope.

If you have additions or corrections to the above list, please let us know.



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