[IronPython] IronPython Post 2.0 Roadmap

Curt Hagenlocher curt at hagenlocher.org
Mon Jul 21 09:51:17 PDT 2008


"Availability of a static type" not because IronPython would need to access
one but because it would need to expose one.


On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 9:44 AM, Keith J. Farmer <kfarmer at thuban.org> wrote:

> You can create your own attribute classes, for whatever markup.
>  Particularly since LINQ-to-*, where they often are used to annotate data
> classes with strings, etc (not references to types).
>
> In any event, why does "availability of a static type" enter into this?  IP
> can access static types just as well as any other .NET language (System.Math
> comes to mind).  The motivation in general is to make IP a better producer
> for CLR types, rather than just a consumer, and attributes are an
> increasingly important thing to support.
>
> As for expression trees and extension methods, those are to make IP a
> better consumer of a very important API (LINQ and the IQueryable stack from
> .NET 3.5).
>
> To be honest, once those 3 features are available in IP, I think it would
> be on par with the mainstream languages in being very usable in an exclusive
> sense.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com [mailto:
> users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com] On Behalf Of Harry Pierson
> Sent: Sunday, July 20, 2008 11:14 PM
> To: Discussion of IronPython
> Subject: Re: [IronPython] IronPython Post 2.0 Roadmap
>
> Can you give me some examples where you would use these? The problem I see
> is that many scenarios (WCF contracts, XML serialization just to name two)
> where people want to use a custom attribute depends on the availability of a
> static type.
>
> Harry
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com [mailto:
> users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com] On Behalf Of Keith J. Farmer
> Sent: Saturday, July 19, 2008 8:13 PM
> To: Discussion of IronPython
> Subject: Re: [IronPython] IronPython Post 2.0 Roadmap
>
> votes++
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com [mailto:
> users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com] On Behalf Of Michael Foord
> Sent: Saturday, July 19, 2008 10:38 AM
> To: Discussion of IronPython
> Subject: Re: [IronPython] IronPython Post 2.0 Roadmap
>
> Sanghyeon Seo wrote:
> > 2008/7/20 Harry Pierson <Harry.Pierson at microsoft.com>:
> >
> >> Hosting features are all done via the DLR, so that's a separate team. As
> for
> >> "ability to interact with the rest of the .Net framework", can you be
> more
> >> specific about what you're looking for in that space? What *isn't* IPy
> doing
> >> that you want it to?
> >>
> >
> > .NET attributes?
> >
> >
> +1 :-)
>
> Michael
>
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