[IronPython] Python Tools for Visual Studio now accepting contributions

Dave Wald davew252 at tx.rr.com
Thu May 12 01:05:32 CEST 2011

On 5/11/2011 3:39 PM, Dino Viehland wrote:
> Keith wrote:
>> Please forgive my ignorance on this matter (I don't currently use any of the
>> integrated VS functionality - have been working with embedding the runtime
>> in an existing application), but what is the difference between "IronPython
>> Tools" and "Python Tools for Visual Studio"? I was under the impression this
>> was the same thing?
> IronPython Tools was the initial version that was undergoing development while
> Microsoft was still funding IronPython development.  After we released IronPython
> back to the community I switched to a new team and started working on PTVS (using
> the IronPython Tools code base as a starting point).  PTVS keeps all of the functionality
> that IpyTools had but adds:
> 	Support for CPython (and other Python implementations like Jython and PyPy)
> 	Support for multiple versions of Python (2.5 - 3.2)
> 	A Python specific debugger (instead of just using the .NET debugger)
> 	Profiling of CPython apps
> 	MPI projects and debugging
> There's probably some other new features that I'm missing.  So it's basically a more
> general and better version of IpyTools but our core focus is on high performance
> computing scenarios where you'd like to use Python - but we're also making sure
> we just have a great Python development experience as well.
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The new tools are awesome. Thanks again!

(BTW, any idea yet when this one might be done?  
http://ironpython.codeplex.com/workitem/30379 )

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