[IronPython] You got your Ruby in my Python ?!? (Was: IronPython 2.6 CodePlex Source Update)

Jeff Hardy jdhardy at gmail.com
Wed Sep 1 21:19:30 CEST 2010

On Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 12:32 PM, Dino Viehland <dinov at microsoft.com> wrote:
> Jeff wrote:
>> Since IronRuby is now included, and IronPython has same layout as the
>> IronRuby github repo, is the codeplex repo now just a copy of the
>> internal TFS repo?
> It's getting closer.  The directory structures are now the same because
> Dave fixed that up a while ago.  But we still have a script which pushes
> selected directories to CodePlex.  That won't go away but I'm trying to
> make sure that we're not excluding anything which doesn't have a good
> reason to be excluded.

Ah, got it.

>> Also, what is External.LCA_RESTRICTED? External is obvious, and I'm
>> assuming LCA is Legal & Corporate Affairs, so I'm curious about the
>> RESTRICTED - are other MS employees not allowed to look in there? :)
> It means what you think - other MS employees aren't allowed to look
> there w/o talking to a lawyer first.  IronPython, IronRuby, etc... live
> in the same source tree as the CLR, Visual Studio, etc...  and our
> lawyers just want us to be explicit about where we keep source code
> from external sources to avoid taint issues.  Obviously anyone
> external can look at whatever they want.  We could probably give this a less
> scary name when we push it externally but that's probably more
> complication than it's worth and I might need to talk to a lawyer before
> I do that :)

I think is fine, although a bit of a puzzle at first.

Shame about the lawyers - methinks Shakespeare had the right idea. :)
Although I can imagine the furor if some GPL code slipped into the
.NET framework and thus into Windows...

- Jeff

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