Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Go! Dynamic

.NET 4.0 is looming (lurching?) ever-closer, and one of the many interesting developments in this release is the mainstream DLR. I’ve been trying very hard to find time to get into this, but I’ve failed horribly – every time I get some spare time, something comes up. Fortunate, then, that there are plenty of code-geeks around.

In particular, I urge you to have a look at Michael Foord’s recent articles; in particular Python for .NET Programmers (but a few more here). Rest assured that there is also plenty more in both “IronPython in Action” (from the IronPython side), and books like (not yet complete) “C# in Depth, Second Edition”  (from the C# consumer side of “dynamic” – lets face it, I’m primarily a C# developer).

I’m sure that Michael could suggest a hundred other uses, but I’ve got some configuration script scenarios in mind that I really need to find time to investigate.