Ted Leung on the Air: Backdoor Dynamic Languages

[ 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


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