[IronPython] Jim Hugunin's web log.

David Wilson dw at botanicus.net
Mon Aug 30 21:11:51 CEST 2004

For anyone who is excited about IronPython and it's consequences, you 
might find Jim Hugunin's web log to be of particular interest. I didn't 
see an announcement for this anywhere so here it is:


Anti-trust conspiracy theories aside, if Microsoft adopts Python as a 
part of it's development toolset, the repercussions for Windows RAD and 
scripting are massive, not to mention the effects it would have on the 
average Python developer's wages and availability of work.

It would also greatly ease the need to advocate Python in places of 
employment, as a Microsoft adopted product, it couldn't be wrong(tm). 
This is perhaps the first time where I have been glad to see Microsoft 
hijack something. Even if IronPython becomes a commercial offering, I'm 
still sold.

Other random thoughts: my experiences of the Python community versus, 
eg., the perl community make me believe that Pythonistas are generally 
more accepting of commercial solutions than their open source weenie 
perl counterparts (*duck*). I'm still unsure as to whether or not this 
should be considered a Microsoft marketing strategy for making in-roads 
into the "open source scripting market".

My apologies for the poor terminology, this really isn't my department. 
Just got a feeling. :)


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