Python Language Non-official Python implementations IronPython


Open-source implementation for .NET and Mono written in C#, licensed under Apache License 2.0. It relies on DLR (Dynamic Language Runtime). It supports only version 2.7, version 3 is currently being developped.

Differences with CPython:

  • Tight integration with .NET Framework.
  • Strings are Unicode by default.
  • Does not support extensions for CPython written in C.
  • Does not suffer from Global Interpreter Lock.
  • Performance is usually lower, though it depends on tests.

Hello World

print "Hello World!"

You can also use .NET functions:

import clr
from System import Console
Console.WriteLine("Hello World!")

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