IronPython-0.6 is now available!

John Hunter jdhunter at
Wed Aug 11 15:32:47 CEST 2004

>>>>> "Terry" == Terry Reedy <tjreedy at> writes:

    Terry> In any case, it is standard to do time-consuming numerical
    Terry> computation in Python with the quasi-standard numerical
    Terry> extensions.  Unless and until the these are ported to .NET,
    Terry> such programs will not run.  Even when they do, there is no
    Terry> reason to think that they will be significantly faster.

As someone with *no* experience with .NET but with some python
extension code I may one day find myself trying to port to IronPython,
I wonder: does anyone have an idea of what is involved in porting a
python extension module to IronPython / .NET.  Any thoughts on how the
use of extension building code interacts with this, eg boost::python,
pycxx or SWIG?

Thanks, John Hunter

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