Is IronPython real Python?

Benjamin musiccomposition at
Tue Mar 25 03:51:02 CET 2008

On Mar 24, 12:00 pm, jmDesktop <needin4mat... at> wrote:
> I know that IronPython and CPython are different in that one does not
> use the .net framework, but are they both really the same Python
> language.  From my basic understanding, it will depend on what the
> programmer's goal is as to which of the two would be used, but I
> didn't know if they were really the same language.

CPython is main implementation. The other implementations, PyPy,
Jython, and IronPython, are always playing catchup to CPython, so you
can't expected the latest CPython features in all the implementations.

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