[IronPython] The Future of IronPython

Pablo Dalmazzo pablodalma93 at hotmail.com
Fri Oct 22 15:16:59 CEST 2010

Just curious, are Dino and Jimmy still working at Microsoft in other projects or they moved to another company if we might know?

> Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2010 23:13:18 -0600
> From: jdhardy at gmail.com
> To: users at lists.ironpython.com
> Subject: Re: [IronPython] The Future of IronPython
> On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 8:25 PM, Jonathan Allen <grauenwolf at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Are there any important features missing from the DLR?
> There are two parts to the DLR: the "inner ring" and the "outer ring".
> The inner ring is the expression tree extensions, call sites, and some
> other infrastructure stuff - this is what shipped with .NET 4 was
> previously in Microsoft.Scripting.Core.dll. The outer ring in the
> hosting APIs - ScriptEngines, Scopes, etc. It is in the hands of the
> community now and we can do with it as we please.
> As far as I know, the inner ring/.NET 4 parts are pretty solid - there
> may be a few changes, but they're likely pretty minor, and hopefully
> MS is willing to work with us (and projects like IronJS, Coljure-CLR,
> & IronScheme) if changes are needed.
> The outer ring is also pretty solid as well, as far as I know, but
> it's not a concern since it can be changed at will (except that
> multiple projects depend on it, so some caution would still be
> needed). We might have to start calling that part DLR+ or something to
> avoid confusion.
> - Jeff
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