[Ironruby-core] The story of Ruby and Python in Silverlight

Jimmy Schementi Jimmy.Schementi at microsoft.com
Sun May 4 04:23:40 EDT 2008


This is a really old thread from Michael on the IronPython Discussions list, but while looking through old mail I found it and realized no one ever directly replied to it. I read it over, and it made me realize something; we rarely talk about "why" things happen at Microsoft on the "outside" ... we just throw code over the wall and expect you to understand the "why" yourself. Granted, the IronPython/IronRuby team is much better at including you, but you all are still in the dark about why things are the way they are in Silverlight. Let me fix that ...


This is my story of taking dynamic languages from Silverlight 1.1 Alpha to Silverlight 2. Hopefully it clears up some confusion about why things are the way they are, why they're better off this way, and what we need to do to make it even better.

Enjoy, and please let me know what you think of the current state of Silverlight+Dynamic Languages in the comments.


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