Microsoft lessening commitment to IronPython and IronRuby

Michael Torrie torriem at
Tue Aug 10 18:29:23 CEST 2010

On 08/10/2010 02:07 AM, Gregory Ewing wrote:
> Tim Roberts wrote:
>> I'm not sure that's really fair.  The .NET Common Language Runtime is a
>> vast and very useful class library, including two complete GUI systems. The
>> thought was that IronPython and IronRuby would let people who were
>> comfortable in those languages tap into the CLR.
> Is there any way for a non-.NET program to access a .NET library?
> Or is it necessary to drink the entire bottle of .NET kool-aid?

Well the only way for a program to access a .NET library is to
either embed .NET or use some kind of bridge via RPC.

So basically, the answer is "no."  You pretty much have to embrace .NET
or not use it.

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