[IronPython] IronPython for Silverlight 5?
jdhardy at gmail.com
Thu Apr 14 13:10:38 PDT 2011
On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 11:03 AM, Dino Viehland <dinov at microsoft.com> wrote:
> Jeff wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 11:14 PM, Chad Brockman <chadbr at slb.com>
>> > I see Silverlight 5 now has something besides simple reflection
>> > (ICustomTypeProvider) -
>> > http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg986857(v=VS.96).aspx#data
>> > Will we see an update to Iron*/DLR to support binding to dynamic
>> > objects any time soon? This will open fantastic options for using
>> > IronPython in Silverlight.
>> If someone provides a patch, yes.
>> We actually need someone with an interest in Silverlight to keep an eye on it
>> and make sure that we don't break SL support and new features like this. We
>> don't have anyone in that role right now.
> If anyone's interested on working on this it'd probably mean adding an implementation
> of this onto OldInstance as well as adding it onto our new-style instances whose
> classes are created by NewTypeMaker. Adding the interface is probably pretty easy,
> making it return useful things may be a little more difficult.
> I'm a little surprised they didn't go with the already existing ICustomTypeDescriptor.
Are you really surprised? :)
It is still in Beta. Maybe there's a slight chance their minds could
be changed? I'm guessing they don't have the rest of
System.ComponentModel either, so they didn't want to add just one
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