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Ted Leung on the Air: Backdoor Dynamic Languages

Aug 25, 2004, 02:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ted Leung)

[ Thanks to jorgerpo for this link. ]

"I think that the threat from IronPython is much worse than the Bill describes. Not only does IronPython have the potential to make scripting on the JVM DOA, it also has the power to destroy Python as we know it. Jim Huginin is going to work full time to improve dynamic language support on the CLR. What happens if Bill is right and IronPython is the upgrade path for VB.NET and ASP.NET? Microsoft will start throwing large amounts of resources at IronPython. I find it hard to believe that the Python community will be able to keep up with Microsoft if they choose to do that..."

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