Original author(s)Jim Hugunin, Microsoft
Developer(s)Dino Viehland,
.NET Foundation
Initial releaseSeptember 5, 2006 (2006-09-05)[1]
Stable release
2.7.11[2] Edit this on Wikidata / 17 November 2020 (17 November 2020)
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inC#
Operating systemWindows, Linux, macOS
Platform.NET Framework, .NET, Mono
TypePython programming language implementation
LicenseApache License 2.0 Edit this on Wikidata

IronPython is an implementation of the Python programming language targeting the .NET Framework and Mono. Jim Hugunin created the project and actively contributed to it up until Version 1.0 which was released on September 5, 2006.[3] IronPython 2.0 was released on December 10, 2008.[4] After version 1.0 it was maintained by a small team at Microsoft until the 2.7 Beta 1 release. Microsoft abandoned IronPython (and its sister project IronRuby) in late 2010, after which Hugunin left to work at Google.[5] The project is currently maintained by a group of volunteers at GitHub. It is free and open-source software, and can be implemented with Python Tools for Visual Studio, which is a free and open-source extension for Microsoft's Visual Studio IDE.[6][7]

IronPython is written entirely in C#, although some of its code is automatically generated by a code generator written in Python.

IronPython is implemented on top of the Dynamic Language Runtime (DLR), a library running on top of the Common Language Infrastructure that provides dynamic typing and dynamic method dispatch, among other things, for dynamic languages.[8] The DLR is part of the .NET Framework 4.0 and is also a part of Mono since version 2.4 from 2009.[9] The DLR can also be used as a library on older CLI implementations.

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  2. ^ "Release 2.7.11". 17 November 2020. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Jim Hugunin's blog: IronPython 1.0 released today!". 2006-09-05. Retrieved 2006-12-14.
  4. ^ "Release dates for ironpython". 2008-12-10. Retrieved 2009-01-25.
  5. ^ Clarke, Gavin (2010-10-22). "Microsoft cuts loose Iron languages". The Register. Retrieved 2012-04-05.
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  7. ^ "Python Tools for Visual Studio- Home". Python Tools for Visual Studio. Retrieved 2013-07-03.
  8. ^ "Dynamic Language Runtime Overview". Microsoft. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
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