Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 28th Mar 2004 19:50 UTC, submitted by Mysterious & SwaroopCH
General Development IronPython is a new implementation of the Python language targeting the Common Language Runtime (CLR). It compiles python programs into bytecode (IL) that will run on either Microsoft's .NET or the Open Source Mono platform. Elsewhere, "A Byte of Python" is a free book (or free tutorial) on Python. It is meant to be a guide to anyone learning Python.
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JPython vs. IronPython
by Roy Batty on Sun 28th Mar 2004 20:54 UTC

Since JPython has been around for a while I would be interested in seeing a comparison of the challenges faced in writing compilers targetting MSIL vs. Java bytecode and any other associated issues.

this is cool because that means I cannot write a python program for windows and it will be just as fast as a managed C++ program :-)

How do you figure? Just because its MSIL doesn't mean the runtime is going to be able to JIT that bytecode as efficiently as something produced from a highly optimized Microsoft compiler.