Thursday, November 15, 2007

Boo, Java, .NET and IronPython

A blogger called Tomo wondered about which .NET language to choose Boo (a mighty fine language) or IronPython. He came down in favour of Boo, and an interesting discussion ensued in the comments:
The very next thing he tried was taking the Java class library for SWT (the user interface library) and compiled them into a .NET dll with IKVM. He then used them from Boo and IronPython, which worked!
This is an interesting coincidence, as a few days ago Rodrigo announced on the Boo blog about boojay - a compiler that emits Java bytecode from Boo:

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