Dynamic Language Runtime 0.9 and IronPython 2.0

Over on codeplex, the smart team behind the DLR (Dynamic Language Runtime) and IronPython have released code. IronPython 2.0 is built on top of the DLR. This means that IronPython can run in Silverlight. Which tickles me.

DLR 0.9:

IronPython 2.0:

  • An MSI installer for Windows platforms which includes parts of the CPython 2.5 standard library
  • IronPython assemblies targeting Silverlight and tools such as Chiron to improve the Silverlight dynamic development experience
  • The addition of more C-based standard modules such as cmath and _winreg
  • Significant improvements in importing compatibility and features
  • Distribution of IronPython under the Microsoft Public License which has been approved by OSI
  • Performance improvements.  On that note, a new Wiki page has been created for IronPython performance reports - see http://www.codeplex.com/IronPython/Wiki/View.aspx?title=IronPython%20Performance
  • Over 500 bugs have been closed in 2.0.  453 of these were reported on CodePlex
  • Support for precompilation of Python source files into a single dll