Will Microsoft’s support for Python attract Unix developers to the Windows platform?

According to Fadhley, “IronPython could be a massive landgrab by Microsoft into the domain of traditional Unix scripting.”Recently Microsoft released IronPython 1.0 Beta 1, which allows all .Net libraries to be easily accessed by Python programmers, are they planning to add IronPython support to its Visual Studio tools suite ?
Microsoft’s support for Python could help the software giant to attract Unix developers to the Windows platform, as it is a commonly used scripting language on the Unix platform. Fadhley said, “If Microsoft embraces Python, it could be a big draw for Unix hackers–if our favorite language was supported as a first-tier language by a major software vendor, it would be a major draw to Windows. At the moment, most Python developers hack on Mac and Linux .”

They have not yet declared about the final release of IronPython 1.0 but the project team said there are unlikely to be more than 10 beta releases.

The support of IT Giants like Microsoft (With the release of IronPython 1.0 Beta 1), Google (Guido joined Google), no doubt Python has a bright future.

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