[Mono-list] re: Researching scripting langs with .net

Brian Lloyd brian@zope.com
Wed, 19 Feb 2003 22:23:54 -0500

> Please excuse my ignorance, but will it eventually be possible to import 
> an entire namespace at once such as:
> from CLR.System.IO import *

It would be possible - I haven't implemented it mainly because 
'from x import *' is increasingly considered uncouth in python-land 
and because it potentially fairly expensive.

> Also have you taken a look at ActiveState's work on Python and .NET?
> http://www.activestate.com/Corporate/Initiatives/NET/Research.html?_x=1

Yes - I believe that project is on ice though. That is a somewhat 
different approach that tries to make Python a bone fide .NET language 
(compiled to IL, etc.). I think that further work on an approach like 
that would still be interesting - but it would be an awful lot of work 
as well.

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