IronPython-0.6 is now available!

Derek Thomson derek.thomson at
Thu Jul 29 03:39:46 CEST 2004

On Thu, 29 Jul 2004 01:27:28 +0200, Ivan Voras <ivoras at> wrote:
> Btw. has any serious python-lover tried C#? I was sceptical, it comming
> from Microsoft, but I'm reading a book about it now ("Programming C#"),
> and I'm getting really impressed - it could be a very productive
> language, and speedy also.

This isn't entirely unlikely. Microsoft actually involved a number of
non-Microsoft experts in the field of language and "virtual machine"
design in the development of some of the .NET technologies, such as
the CLR.

I haven't yet found the time to look at any of this stuff in detail,
but I will, and it wouldn't surprise me at all to learn that it was
really quite good in many respects - MS didn't just forge it all from
the ground up in total isolation, ignoring all that had gone before,
hoping to get it working right in the 3rd release.


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