IronPython or F# or... RRS feed

  • Question

  • User1571597130 posted

    I'm currently a c# web developer and i want to learn some dynamic language. What do you thing I should focus on: IronPython or F# or something else and why [:)] ? I'm not familiar with neither of the two. What do you think will be more valuable for me and have more future as a language?


    Tuesday, October 23, 2007 8:33 AM

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  • User1439985827 posted

    IronPython has a much greater usage (in my opinion), because it will become an official Microsoft supported .NET Language. F#, however, is a purely experimental project.

    Tuesday, October 23, 2007 9:24 AM
  • User1571597130 posted

    I thought that F# is official too. See this link

    Tuesday, October 23, 2007 10:01 AM
  • User1439985827 posted

    Huh, I didn't know that. That changes a lot then... oh well. Learn something new every day [:)]

    Tuesday, October 23, 2007 11:30 AM
  • User1571597130 posted

     xexe...easy said but not easy done [;)]

    Tuesday, October 23, 2007 12:16 PM
  • User1272303263 posted

    I thought that F# is official too. See this link



    IronPython, IronRuby, Vbx are also official. They are developed by Microsoft to support the DLR.

    F# is not a new language, it was under Microsoft research for many years, and now been implemented to .net 3.5.

    Pleasenote, VB.Net, C#, F#, IronRuby, IronPython, Vbx, LoLcode are all official to .Net. The only reason is few of them are still under alpha stage.

    Ruby and Python are most popular dynamic languages and hence it was considered by MS to develop it to support DLR. Very soon, you will find the languages discussed everywhere on the net, once they are released as Beta or Final Version.


    Monday, November 26, 2007 1:05 AM