[Ironpython-users] Metro Profile support

Keith Rome rome at Wintellect.com
Mon Nov 21 20:33:35 CET 2011

I specifically asked during the Q&A after that session about DLR support. With the changes to the type system, they seem to really want to push away from IDMOP. I also got the impression that "dynamic" in C# 4.5 will not be quite the same (perhaps Call Sites aren't going to work?). It seems to me that if either of those changed a lot it might break quite a bit of the DLR pieces.

Getting a straight answer on the topic was pretty difficult though; nobody with a blue badge wanted to discuss it. It was either still up in the air, or they wanted to pretend it didn't exist. The official response seemed to always fall back to "you can still do it in 'classic' non-metro desktop apps in win8 if you need to".

Keith Rome
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From: ironpython-users-bounces+rome=wintellect.com at python.org [mailto:ironpython-users-bounces+rome=wintellect.com at python.org] On Behalf Of Jeff Hardy
Sent: Monday, November 21, 2011 2:21 PM
To: Cesar Mello
Cc: ironpython-users at python.org
Subject: Re: [Ironpython-users] Metro Profile support

On Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 10:07 AM, Cesar Mello <cmello at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Is there support for running ironpython in Windows 8 Metro style 
> applications? If not, will it be too difficult to implement?
> Just watched this Build 2011 presentation and it seems DLR was not 
> included in the Metro profile.
> Thank you a lot for the attention.

On a second look, I see System.Dynamic in Metro:

I haven't watched the talk, but which pieces are missing? It looks like someone is going to have to just build the darn thing on Win8 and see what happens (dibs out). I'd hate for IronPython not to be able to build Metro apps in some form, but I don't have the time to see it though right now.

- Jeff
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