[Python.NET] Is Python .NET Alive?

Barton barton at bcdesignswell.com
Wed May 16 04:34:28 CEST 2012

Nope, it's not dying. Still actively maintained, accepting patches (and 
applying them when I get a chance).
On the other hand, I've heard it rumored that IronClad is not as active 
due to IronPython work to integrate SciPy and NumPy???

You've hit on the real beauty of this package - no bloat
and the downside - no installer on Windows and limited docs.
It will drop right into your /pythonxx/dlls folder on Windows. There's a 
setup.py for Linux install.

The list is active for questions. Although I'm not an imbedder, I've had 
great success calling .NET/Mono libs from python.

It's certainly worth some quick experimentation to see if it will meet 
your needs.
Have fun!

On 05/15/2012 06:30 PM, Kenny Koller wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm currently trying to access both a managed and unmanaged DLL. The
> former gives me access to a high resolution encoder via USB and the
> latter our motion control system also via USB using ctypes.
> I'll need to mix this kind of this often during our development cycle
> and I'm looking for a long term solution.
> IronPython works surprisingly well but I'm not sure IronClad is quite
> there to give me access to ctypes. Also the load time is slow when
> running scripts quickly back-to-back which I do often.
> Python for .NET looks to be a nice solution because I can access the
> CPython stuff without worry but I find the documentation lacking and
> it's unclear how active this project is. On the documentation side I
> just find these .zip downloads but I could not find the installers that
> are mentioned to integrate with an existing 2.7 installation Python.
> So is this dying? Will you share with me why you are using this rather
> than IronPython?
> I hope this doesn't sound harsh. I think these kinds of efforts are
> fantastic.
> Thanks,
> Kenny
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