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Wed, 4 Jan 2006 14:09:39 -0500
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Microsoft embraces open-source scripting language [1]

By Ingrid Marson 
Special to CNET News.com

Published: January 4, 2006, 8:16 AM PST 

Microsoft has released a beta of its .Net port to Python. 

IronPython 1.0 Beta 1 [2], which was released at the end of last week, is
"well integrated" with the rest of the .Net programming framework and allows
all .Net libraries to be "easily" accessed by Python programmers, according
to Microsoft. 

Microsoft's support for Python could help the software giant attract Unix
developers to the Windows platform, as it is a commonly used scripting
language on the Unix platform, according to Salim Fadhley, who develops
Python programs for Unix. 

[...]

[1] Article URL      : http://tinyurl.com/amvoc
[2] Download         : http://tinyurl.com/72vwr

Python Language      : http://www.python.org
IronPython Community : http://tinyurl.com/dv3aa

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Geoff

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