[IronPython] IronPython Hosting ?

Tomas Matousek Tomas.Matousek at microsoft.com
Mon Feb 28 22:46:21 CET 2011

Let's file Hosting API feature requests, ranging from simple helpers, useful tweaks or something more complex, as work items on IronPython or IronRuby CodePlex site, so that we can track them.


-----Original Message-----
From: users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com [mailto:users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com] On Behalf Of Jeff Hardy
Sent: Monday, February 28, 2011 1:38 PM
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Subject: Re: [IronPython] IronPython Hosting ?

On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 1:58 PM, Mark Senko <msenko at completegenomics.com> wrote:
> *Bill, what are your goals for asking how we use hosting?

While I can't speak for Bill, I can say hosting is something that hasn't been given much thought in the last little while because I've been focused on getting the engine and stdlib up to par, and because the hosting APIs are, in general, very good. If there are specific use-cases that aren't covered, it would be good to know.

> *I'm still discovering the features I have available, and lamenting 
> those I don't.

What don't you have available? What would you like to see added to the hosting API? It's too late to get changes into 2.7, but 3.x is open season as far as changes are concerned, no matter how crazy.

My use case: a WSGI implementation for serving web sites. It basically just mooks for a callable in a .py file and calls it with particular arguments. I have very few issues with the hosting API, although there are a few missing helpers that would be nice to have.

What I think is missing the most is documentation - or if it exists, I'm not sure where to find it. Especially for using other AppDomains, as that comes up a lot.

- Jeff
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