20 Dec '12, 1am

Python vs IronPython for BitCoin Development #python

Without knowing how your existing code is built, or how you intend the new version to work, it's hard to answer specifically, but I can give some generalities. IronPython limitations/issues, in decreasing order of importance: * No third-party C extension modules. If you depend on any, you'll have to find a .NET equivalent or reimplement the same thing yourself. If not, not a problem. * No 3.x. If you know 3.x, Unicode is a lot easier, yield from rocks, etc., and 3.x keeps improving (and even speeding up), while 2.x is stagnant. But how much this is worth is a matter of personal preference, not something anyone else can give you an objective answer on. * No third-party pure Python modules that rely (in important ways) on refcounting semantics. There aren't too many of these out there, but if you need one, you need it. * There are a handful of differences between IronPython ...

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