I've been looking into the package issues. If we go ahead and use IronPython on this project I'll write up a postmortem and post it for everyone.
On Sep 24, 2009, at 9:49 PM, Marc Nations wrote:
One of the problems we came across when considering the use of IronPython were that many of the packages we wanted to use were not compatible yet. Most of these were packages that relied on CPython since they were wrapped around C code or expected a C interpreter somewhere underneath.
As a result, we never used it. However that was over a year ago, so I'm not sure where the project stands right now. If you already know the packages you'll need you should be able to find out ahead of time and check compatibility. If you'll be picking up packages on the fly, there's always the chance you'll pick one that hasn't been converted yet.
Theoretically deployment would be easier since everyone should have .Net installed. Normally I use py2exe to freeze apps, but I think that was another package that does not work with IronPython.
So in the end I don't have much experience in using it but can point out the reasons we chose not too. It just didn't seem to be "there" yet.
On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 1:58 PM, Chris Austin <[address removed]>
I have a client that is leaning heavily toward .net as their platform
of choice. But, they are open and somewhat enthusiastic about using a
dynamic language in their project. I am just wondering out loud here
if anybody in the group has had any real world experience using and
deploying IronPython along with a .net/C# product? I am curious about
any gotchas that might show up making IronPython troublesome
especially when it comes deployment.
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