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Re: [pyatl] What is the difference between ironpython and normal python for windows?

From: user 7.
Sent on: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 11:14 PM
Doesn't the standard python install have some problems on Win 7 / x64
still? Or has that been solved?

On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 9:16 PM, Jeff McNeil <[address removed]> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Maybe someone with a bit more knowledge on the topic can chime in. I'll tell
> you what I know, though. Hopefully it helps.
>
> IronPython is built on top of the Microsoft CLR (Common Language Runtime).
> Because of that, you can use it to power .Net applications.? Much like
> Jython with Java libraries, you can access .Net assemblies directly using
> Python import statements.? For example, in Jython, you could 'import
> java.net' and in IronPython you could 'import system.'
>
> I'd have to think a Linux Python user would feel more comfortable using the
> MSI from the python.org site.? I run Windows 7 on my NetBook (Guild Wars.
> Enough said). I have the standard distribution installed and it feels much
> like good 'ol /usr/bin/python.
>
> So, if your admins do stuff with C# & .Net, then IronPython might be a good
> approach. If they don't, then sticking with the standard release is probably
> a good approach.
>
> Jeff
>
> On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 8:10 PM, Corey Osman <[address removed]> wrote:
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I would like to teach my windows admins at work some cool new tricks I
>> have been doing on unix for years. ?However, I am a little confused
>> about what version of python to install. ?Ironpython looks like it has
>> some heavy integrations with WMI and silverlight which is really
>> nice. ?But, would I be able to add new packages to this version like
>> httplib2 and other stuff in pypi? ?What is the python for windows on
>> python.org all about? ?How is it different? Would the typical linux
>> users feel more at home with the python.org version?
>>
>> thanks,
>>
>>
>> Corey
>>
>>
>>
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