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Another day, another language...

Posted May 24, 2007 12:21 UTC (Thu) by asamardzic (guest, #27161)
Parent article: Boo - a wrist-friendly language for the CLI

Not that I know much about .Net platform, but - what's wrong with IronPython?

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Posted May 24, 2007 18:03 UTC (Thu) by bronson (subscriber, #4806) [Link]

From the article:

> In the Boo Manifesto, de Oliveira explains why he created the language. "When I was programming in full Python mode I missed some of the things I'd normally get from a more statically typed environment." He goes on to say, "what I missed the most was the well thought out .net architecture and its great support for Unicode, globalization and web style applications."

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Posted May 24, 2007 18:13 UTC (Thu) by bronson (subscriber, #4806) [Link]

Actually, I think IronPython inherits the CLR's strong Unicode support and globalization. Strike those from my reply.

I do like Boo's defaulting to static typing to catch lots more errors at compile time and, in the few circumstances where duck typing is handy (i.e. heterogeneous array of objects), Boo offers a "duck" type. Sounds very practical.

Sorry for hitting "submit" too early. :)

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Posted May 26, 2007 15:32 UTC (Sat) by k8to (subscriber, #15413) [Link]

Last I checked there was a bit of a legal liability cloud around IronPython, has that changed (again)? There was a minor backpedal on license terms but many folks were unconvinced. I put some effort into unravel the core issues but gave up out of disinterest in the .net runtime.

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