(semi-troll): Is Jython development dead?

Steve Menard devilwolf22 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 10 22:32:30 CEST 2006

"Walter S. Leipold" <leipold at ace-net.com> wrote in message 
news:mailman.218.1160491229.11739.python-list at python.org...
> John Roth (JohnRoth1 at jhrothjr.com) wrote:
>> I've had a couple of inquiries about Jython support
>> in PyFIT, and I've had to say that it simply isn't
>> supported. The latest point release requires Python
>> 2.3, and 2.4 will be required in the next year or so.
>> John Roth
>> Python FIT
> Just last month, Sun hired Charles Nutter and Thomas Enebo to work on 
> JRuby
> full-time.  Can somebody with some street cred (like the PSF) do something
> to persuade Sun to support Jython the same way?
> -- Walt

Keep in mind that Ruby and Python are close enough in style, that any 
improvements those guys make will also benifit Jython.

Also, they haven't been hired to work exclusively on JRuby. They were also 
hired to look at tools to help with programming with dynamic languages. In 
this regard, they can help not only Jython, but Python itself!

All in all a very good thing to see a high-profile company invest in dynamic 

Steve Menard 

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