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Jython Reborn

May 24, 2008, 08:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris McAvoy)

"Here's a fun game to play at your next developer cocktail party. If someone asks you what you're interested in, tell them 'Jython.' Inevitably, their response will be, 'Jython is dead.' Six months ago, I would have agreed, but with recent investment by Sun Microsystems, it appears that Jython is very much alive and ready to be used. I'll spend a little bit of time talking about some recent Jython history, and then compile the latest revision of Jython from source and play around with it a bit.

"Jython is one of the many dynamic languages built on top of the Java Virtual Machine. The Jython project began in 1997. The original release was written by Jim Hugunin, who worked on it until 1999. Jim currently develops IronPython, the .NET implementation of Python..."

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