[Mono-list] mono scripting?

Jonathan Pryor jonpryor@vt.edu
Fri, 08 Oct 2004 07:44:25 -0400

On Fri, 2004-10-08 at 05:41, RoBiK wrote:
> Hi Daniel!
> There is no scripting language for mono because the Common Language Runtime
> executes only compiled code, 

But it's possible for the "compiled code" that the CLR is executing to
be an interpreter, which in turn executes a scripting language.

Which is what IronPython could do, if it didn't care about


>  Hi i am new to mono and since i saw nothing mentioned in documentation i
> wonder what scripting language i can use in mono that has full access to clr
> services and to the standart library? since python implementations to clr
> are still very experimental vbscript seems the only option? 

Mono doesn't offer a VBScript implementation.  VB.NET != VBScript, and
it's highly doubtful that Microsoft VBScript would work with Mono.

Consequently, either create your own scripting language, use IronPython,
or hit Google.  I think someone had created some Scheme-like
interpreters for .NET which might work with Mono...

> if not are there
> any plans to include an oficial scripting language for mono with monodevelop
> suport also?

I haven't heard of any such plans.

> And an offtopic question; isnt it dangerous to implement winforms and
> asp.net 
> which hasnt been submited by microsoft as standart to ecma?    

That's why we have Gtk#.  And until Microsoft starts complaining, we'll
be implementing both ASP.NET and Winforms to simplify developers lives
(simplifying portability).

 - Jon