Monday, March 10, 2008

Bazaar on IronPython

One difference between the JRuby project and IronPython is that JRuby has an obvious and large project to target for compatibility testing. If JRuby runs Rails well, then it is almost certainly a good implementation of Ruby...

There is no such ubiquitous project to demonstrate Python compatibility (which is a testament to the diversity of Python usage of course). There have been some people who have got Django working with IronPython (which could be a great use case for IronPython) but it would be nice to hear more noise on the IronPython mailing list about the difficulties encountered.

One large Python project is the Bazaar Distributed Version Control System. There has been at least some attention paid to looking at IronPython compatibility:

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