[IronPython] ironpython compared to powershell

jocke khazad khazad1 at gmail.com
Tue May 26 21:16:09 CEST 2009

So pretty much, there is no real advantage of using python more then in a
religious point of view?

Can you code powershell to control/automatise linux servers for example? An
advantage could be to work with a language that works on any platform.

On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 9:02 PM, Vernon Cole <vernondcole at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am prejudiced.
> Several years ago, I was looking for a copy of perl which would run on
> Windows, because I needed a better scripting language than a .BAT file
> could give.  (This was using Windows 2000.)
>  While searching the Internet, I tripped across a comment something
> like: "Why would anyone learn perl when python is available?" That was
> the first time I had ever heard of python. I looked it up...
> I have made very little use of any other language since that day.
> Python has IMHO the best syntax of any programming  language I have
> ever used -- and I have used plenty.
> Python is also one of the most versatile languages I have seen. For
> example...
> I was given the task of keeping several users from attempting to
> update the same drawing (autocad file) simultaneously, so I needed a
> lightweight version control system for non-text files. I wrote it in
> Python.
> It was too hard for computer illiterate users, so I added a GUI front
> end with one of the GUI tool kits available (wyPython).
> I had need of a similar system for another application, so I changed
> the file structure it used (easy with the os.path module).
> I needed it to work across the Internet, so I changed the Windows copy
> commands to ftp using a standard Python module.
> I needed to share the data with some Linux systems, so copied the
> Python source to Ubuntu and ran it. I had to make about three changes
> in the source to make it work on either operating system.
> (Note: this was CPython, not IronPython. IronPython is catching up.)
> So you can learn a scripting language which is limited in scope and is
> supported by the richest company in the world (this week at least),
> and which therefore will have lots of job openings.
>  or...
> You can learn a scripting language which is easy and fun and open
> source and has an active development community worldwide and can also
> be used for HUGE projects and web services, but you will have a hard
> time selling it in some cases.
> --
> Vernon Cole
> On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 7:58 AM, jocke khazad <khazad1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi everyone!
> >
> > I would like you ask this question that I seem not to get an answer for
> > anywhere.
> >
> > What is the advantage of using ironpython compared to using only
> powershell?
> > Or is it just a personal choice which one you like the best?
> >
> >
> > Best Regards,
> >
> > Joakim
> >
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