Microsoft IronPython?

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Fri Jan 6 05:47:34 CET 2006


"EP" <EP at zomething.com> wrote:
> Luis M. González wrote:
>
> >Will Microsoft hurt Python?
> >
> >
> I think it is naive to ignore the fact that Microsoft could hurt Python,
> though there may be nothing anyone can do.
>
> >How?
> >
> - create a more prevalent version of "Python" that is less Pythonic or
> undermines some of the principles of the language, basically usurping
> Python as we conceive it in the process;
> - create an incompatible version, so that Python "portability" is
> dependent upon the programmer porting his code to two separate versions
> ("JavaScript" comes to mind);
> - create a poor implementation of Python so that programmers try the MS
> version first, find it lacking, and decide Python is a poor language...
> tarnishing the reputation of the language and its adoption...
...
Wasn't it often said that Microsoft's strategy for dealing with
standards
(and perhaps rival open source software?) was "embrace, extend,
extinguish"?




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