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Ozitraveller
April 3rd, 2005, 02:37 AM
I'm not wanting to start a war over this, but I would like some comments from the Python users out there.

I'm a .net developer amongst aother things and would be very happy to add IronPython to my skillset. I'd like to think that it's a good alternative to VB.net for RAD. And maybe Mono will take it up too! So far I think it's a good thing...how about you?



http://www.ironpython.com/

http://gotdotnet.com/Workspaces/Workspace.aspx?id=ad7acff7-ab1e-4bcb-99c0-57ac5a3a9742

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=cf952fdb-2344-4b1e-b169-3f5dfbca2984&DisplayLang=en

DJ_Max
April 4th, 2005, 09:50 PM
Maybe it's just me, but why do we need a language/implementation :???: based on Python, that runs on .NET(NT), when Python is already cross-platform?

Ozitraveller
April 5th, 2005, 02:31 AM
Maybe it's just me, but why do we need a language/implementation :???: based on Python, that runs on .NET(NT), when Python is already cross-platform?

There are a lot of vb developers out there that are unhappy with vb.net, this could give more developers the opportunity to try python and get a good RAD environment and win python over some converts.

I don't like vb.net, I went down the C#/C++ route and for me Python is a better choice than vb.net. And even more so if I can get better RAD than VB.net, as well as all the cross-platform stuff. I had already started learning Python a couple of months back, and this move by MS only adds to my interest.

toojays
April 5th, 2005, 09:50 AM
Maybe it's just me, but why do we need a language/implementation :???: based on Python, that runs on .NET(NT), when Python is already cross-platform?
The other thing is that this makes it easy to interface C# code directly with Python.

Ozitraveller
April 5th, 2005, 11:38 PM
The other thing is that this makes it easy to interface C# code directly with Python.


Yes! And like linux the are many distros. And in particular Debian based distros, of which there are a number and they all add to the collective whole. So similarly another player in the development of Python is also good for Python.

sas
April 5th, 2005, 11:49 PM
Maybe it's just me, but why do we need a language/implementation :???: based on Python, that runs on .NET(NT), when Python is already cross-platform?

The other other reason is so that you can access all of the .net classes

Ozitraveller
April 6th, 2005, 12:19 AM
The other other reason is so that you can access all of the .net classes

And hopefully all the existing Python libraries too...