Hot on the heels of the release of Python 3.0 (a.k.a. “Python 3000”) comes the release of IronPython 2.0, the .NET implementation of the Python programming language. Some quick facts about IronPython:
- It runs on the .NET 2.0 SP1 redistributable
- It’s compatible with CPython 2.5 with a few differences
- It’s fast: it runs up to 1.8x faster than Python 2.5 on the standard PyStone benchmark
- It can call on most standard Python and all .NET libraries
If you want to get your paws on IronPython 2.0, head on over to its page on Microsoft’s CodePlex, Microsoft’s open source project hosting site, where you can download the IronPython 2.0 installer and code samples.
I’ll be posting IronPython tutorials and sample code…watch this space!