This got me thinking - how many Iron* projects are there now? This is what I’ve come up with:
- 1) IronPython - the original Iron project?
- 2) IronRuby
- 3) IronLisp
- 4) IronXSLT - (thanks Michael!)
- 5) …
Hmmm… as I was thinking about this blog post, I seemed to think there were a lot more out there. I know there are a lot of other languages that support the CLR, but I guess the Iron designation seems to be fitting with the languages that are build on top of the DLR. I’m a little curious if the Smalltalk/DLR implementation (Vista Smalltalk) will make the name change to IronSmalltalk or not.
So where did the Iron naming scheme come from anyway? Why not Nython1 or NRuby2? :-)
1 - The Java implementation is Jython.
2 - The Java implementation is JRuby.