How to run SimpleHTTPServer on IronPython on Mono

Sanghyeon Seo sanxiyn at
Sat Mar 18 17:16:55 CET 2006

I took some time to write this HOWTO:

IronPython seems to get much less interest than it deserves. This
howto shows how to setup IronPython to use with Mono on Linux and how
to rebuild IronPython from source. It also discusses various patches
to current problems. It also shows that IronPython can run
SimpleHTTPServer today, not a trivial achievement.

Hopefully, more Pythonistas on comp.lang.python will have a look at IronPython.

Here's the excerpt from the howto:

The purpose of this document is twofold: to show how to run
SimpleHTTPServer on IronPython on Mono, and to debunk some myths like:

* IronPython doesn't run on Mono
* IronPython doesn't support Python standard library
* IronPython is a toy


Seo Sanghyeon

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