Why Python won't work on .net

Douglas Crockford nospam at covad.net
Tue Dec 9 19:06:29 CET 2003


> >Why is python incompatible with .net? Why can't python be coded in C#?
>
> It's not. The .net virtual machine is Turing Complete.

The subject here is imprecise. The issue is that .net performs very poorly with
dynamic languages. So, for example, Microsoft is adding static features to
JScript in an attempt to improve its performance.

.net is having a homogenizing effect on programming languages. In the end, they
may all become the same. And the ultimate .net language will not be Python.





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