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Microsoft has released early code for its Ruby-on-.NET scripting language during a week of actively courting developers and community feedback. Four months after announcing IronRuby, Microsoft has released source code for the .NET scripting language under the Microsoft Permissive License (MPL). Microsoft is also accepting …

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embrace, extend, extinguish

why change the habit of a lifetime?

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embrace, extend, extinguish

Yeah, just like they did to... um... nothing.

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MPL??? Really

I see they are trying to cash in on confusion between the MPL (Mozilla Public License), MPL (Microsoft Permissive License) and the MPL (Mickey Pluto Lovefest). Note that the last of the three really depends on how permissive Disney is willing to be.

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MPL

I would like to use that as an email quote why are you anonymouse can't quote nobody it's not sporting.

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Nooo! Do not touch

Play with fire,

Get burnt fingers

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Extensions?

Seeing the 'Embrace, extend, extinguish' posts it has made me wonder as to whether Microsoft have added 'extensions' to the language to make the code incompatible with anything other than .Net? Has this happened with IronPython? I wonder because this is exactly what they did to C++ and a host of other things. Can this be confirmed?

And what is with the Iron'Crap'? It just makes me think that they have extended it into new super dooper (but slightly buggy - don't worry it is fixed in the next version of .Net) Windows only Ruby/Python.

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