Last post Jan 29, 2009 11:30 AM by JeffreyABecker
Jan 29, 2009 10:21 AM|TATWORTH|LINK
Given all the work now being done Python and Ruby for Framework 4.0, will there be an IronPerl version of Perl?
Jan 29, 2009 10:48 AM|JeffreyABecker|LINK
I doubt it. Python and Ruby already had implementations targeting the jvm. IronPython was initally written by the same guy who did Jython. Perl has proven to be very hard to port to vms. so much so that they're writing a custom vm for perl6. More over,
perl has a really whacky inheritance model which would be hard to shoehorn into .Net.
Jan 29, 2009 10:59 AM|TATWORTH|LINK
>More over, perl has a really whacky inheritance model which would be hard to shoehorn into .Net.
An important point, however ActiveState did it some years ago but are no longer supporting it.
Jan 29, 2009 11:30 AM|JeffreyABecker|LINK
Really? I thought ActiveState's .Net integration was really a thin wrapper around COM interop. Meaning that you could basically use .Net components from Perl but not really the other way around.