[Ironpython-users] Considering IronPython for a new project

cold_fusion at fastmail.fm cold_fusion at fastmail.fm
Fri Mar 16 18:28:59 CET 2012

Jeff, thank you very much for your feedback.

I'm eager to see that list you mentioned, hopefully with testimonials.

On Fri, Mar 16, 2012, at 08:44 AM, Jeff Hardy wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 2:29 AM,  <cold_fusion at fastmail.fm> wrote:
> > 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.
> That's not true; I have a decent list of other users that I really
> need to publish soon. Figure ~20 companies, a few open source
> projects, etc.
> >
> > 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.
> More people learning Python is never bad a thing, in my books :)
> >
> > 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.
> The Python static analysis tools should still give you decent
> information, even when run under CPYthon - PyFlakes, at least,
> shouldn't be tripped up by IronPython-specific code. Heck, if you
> reimplemented the .NET BCL in Python, any IronPython code should just
> work on CPython as well.
> I'm not familiar with what pylint and pychecker do, so I can't comment on
> them.
> >
> > Lastly, I’m concerned about future support, again for what I’ve managed
> > to gather in the last few days.
> That's definitely an issue, but it's true of any open-source project
> run entirely by volunteers. All I can say is I don't plan on going
> anywhere for a while.
> >
> > Can anyone please enlighten me on any of my points?
> Hopefully that helps a little. Sorry for taking so long to get back to
> you; your message slipped by when it first came in.
> - Jeff

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