[IronPython] IronPython / DLR Direction

yngipy hernan yngipy at gmail.com
Sun Aug 8 06:06:59 CEST 2010

I am hoping that this will not happen to IronPython. I have projects in the
pipeline that heavily relies on IronPython :(....

It would be a tough sell for me to the organization if the language is not
officially supported by Microsoft.

Please let us know how we can help to prevent this from happening.


On Sat, Aug 7, 2010 at 3:04 PM, Jeff Hardy <jdhardy at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Aug 7, 2010 at 12:40 PM, Vernon Cole <vernondcole at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > JavaScript is, I must admit, a better language than JCL.  But compared to
> > Python?  Gimme a break!
> Python is a better language, but at this point in time, if they can
> only pick one, JavaScript is a better business decision. Plus, as of
> ES5, JavaScript is actually quite usable. The JavaScript language
> itself is not bad (with some bizarre quirks), but the DOM APIs that it
> is usually bound to taint people's opinion of the language.
> > On the other hand, if MS were to "unsupport" IronPython then they could
> no
> > longer keep us from submitting patches, could they?
> No, they couldn't, assuming they stopped distributing it as well.
> However, until we know more about the fate of Microsoft's IronPython,
> it's all just speculation.
> - Jeff
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