[wingide-users] IronPython diversions

Vania Smrkovski vania at pandorasdream.com
Thu Apr 30 08:17:06 MDT 2009

Now that's how you get a bar fight started with geeks.


On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 9:34 AM, Mark Jones
<mdjones0978-wingide at yahoo.com>wrote:

> I'd caution against getting sidetracked with IronPython.  The .NET
> environment has a very good IDE deeply integrated with their debugger and
> the .NET framework.  You will never be able to integrate with the
> underpinnings of .NET as well as MS can because they own the whole stack.
> What IronPython can do, is distract you from your core customer base with
> outrageous demands to be more like VS2008 and do more things that are not
> Python specific but .NET specific.
> Wing is a great IDE if you write Python.  There is still a good bit of work
> to do on things like environment wide tagging (like EMACS/etags).  There are
> editor features that are still lacking, you seem to have a list.
> I wouldn't get distracted trying to snag the 1 or 2 IronPython folks that
> will use something other than VS20XX IDE unless those features can benefit
> the people using regular Python.
> Mark Jones
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