[Ironpython-users] Considering IronPython for a new project

cold_fusion at fastmail.fm cold_fusion at fastmail.fm
Tue Mar 13 10:29:27 CET 2012


We are considering IronPython for a new automation infrastructure
project; it will not be used to write automated tests though.

I wasn't aware that MS bailed on the Irons (back at 2010) until a few
days ago, this will probably hurt my arguments, let alone other chatter
on the web saying that nobody uses these languages aside from the former
teams at MS.

For now, the most compelling argument to use IPy over C# is convenience
(not having to compile and distribute), although at the cost of few
other people learning to use it.

I know static compilation is over rated, but some think it’s very
important, sadly I don’t remember being able to run
PyChecker/PyLint/PyFlakes with IronPython, and since it’s going be using
a lot of .net libraries I don’t see how I can use CPython to run those.

Lastly, I’m concerned about future support, again for what I’ve managed 
to gather in the last few days.

Can anyone please enlighten me on any of my points?


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