[Mono-list] Help wanted to design the 1st dynamic C# language

A Rafael D Teixeira rafael.teixeirabr@terra.com.br
Mon, 30 Aug 2004 10:47:33 -0300

Well looks a lot like the boo language project (except for the C-omega
features) that is already linked in pycs' page.

Have Fun,

On Sun, 2004-08-29 at 05:44, Mark Hahn wrote:
> I'd like to announce the birth of the first dynamic computer language to
> include the capabilities of the C# language. It is called PyCs (pronounced
> "pie-cees").   See http://pycs.org.  
> The PyCs community needs people who know C# well and language design
> principles to join the PyCs design effort.  All that is required it so
> subscribe to the PyCs mailing list.  See below.
> Like IronPython (http://ironpython.org), PyCs is a Python-like language
> (http://python.org) on the .Net/CLI but it will have more advanced features
> than Python and probably have higher performance than IronPython due to a
> Psyco-like implementation technique (http://psyco.sourceforge.net,
> http://pycs.org/wiki?pagename=BytecodeGeneration).
> PyCs is a fusion of Python and C#. It is the first Python-like dynamic
> language with all the capabilities of C# including the capabilities of the
> research language C-Omega (http://research.microsoft.com/Comega/) including
> the X# language features
> (http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/%7Egmb/Papers/vanilla-xml2003.html) that embed
> XML/SQL support directly in the language. At the same time PyCs keeps all
> the advantages of the Python language and the Python way. 
> PyCs will not be source compatible with either C# or Python but code could
> be ported from either one easily.
> PyCs is being developed by Mark Hahn who developed Prothon.  PyCs grew out
> of the initial efforts to port Prothon to .Net.  For an explanation of why
> the Prothon port to .Net turned into a whole new language, see
> http://prothon.org/pycsnews.htm.
> PyCs is just now starting development and will be developed using the same
> XP-like language design process used to develop Prothon. This process will
> use the PyCs mailing list to design the language where Mark acts as
> moderator and implements the language in real-time as the ideas are worked
> out. He will be working on PyCs full-time and drive the development just as
> he did with Prothon.
> Please join the PyCs team.  The only effort involved is particpating in a
> low-traffic, high-content, mailing list.  You will be able to influence the
> design of the latest and greatest dynamic language. Knowledgable
> contributors from both the Python community and the C# community are needed
> to make this fusion effort work.
> -- Mark Hahn, http://pycs.org
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