IronPython History

by Todd Ogasawara

Microsoft has a PDF paper describing the history of the IronPython project at...

IronPython: Engaging the Python Community in Its Own Language (5 page PDF)

The paper describes the germ IronPython in 2003 when Jim Hugunin began wondering if Python could run on the .Net Common Language Runtime (CLR), his work at Microsoft leading to IronPython 0.7 in 2005, the 2007 1.1 version release, and the community input that helped solve dealing with the different .Net and native Python string types.

The final section of the paper describes the IronPython based dynamic spreadsheets developed by Resolver Systems.