[Ironpython-users] Metro Profile support

Tomas Matousek Tomas.Matousek at microsoft.com
Mon Nov 21 20:46:01 CET 2011

I'm also going to look at porting DLR and Iron* languages to Win8 in next couple of months -- to see what's blocking it if anything.
Not promising anything though :) 


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From: ironpython-users-bounces+tomas.matousek=microsoft.com at python.org [mailto:ironpython-users-bounces+tomas.matousek=microsoft.com at python.org] On Behalf Of Jeff Hardy
Sent: Monday, November 21, 2011 11:38 AM
To: Keith Rome
Cc: ironpython-users at python.org
Subject: Re: [Ironpython-users] Metro Profile support

On Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 11:33 AM, Keith Rome <rome at wintellect.com> wrote:
> 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".

Hooray for non-answers! Not being able to use IronPython for Metro apps is going to hurt in the future, methinks. I'll see what I can dig up.

- Jeff
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