Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 15th Jul 2006 22:45 UTC
.NET (dotGNU too) Jeff Cogswell writes: "I'm about to make a confession. Even though I've written several books and articles about C++, I have a secret: C++ isn't my favorite language. I have lots of languages that I use, each one for different purposes. But the language I consider my all-time favorite is Python."
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RE[3]: Pointless
by TBPrince on Sun 16th Jul 2006 22:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Pointless"
TBPrince
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The goal of ANY .NET languages is not to have a language per se but to allow access to .NET framework.

While most language implementations have macros (or sometimes libraries) which allow compatibility with popular constructs or functions, that's just an handy tool for legacy code which should be converted.

So the goal of IronPython is not to have a Python implementation per se but to allow people to use Python to code against the .NET framework. This won't be portable by definition, not as side-effect.

(Please notice that I'm not using Python but I'm using .NET framework)

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