Firefox multilanguage

August 1, 2007

Mozilla supporting IronPython and IronRuby seems like pretty big news…not sure how I missed it. I’m going to have to pay closer attention to happenings in Mozilla-land.
So if I understand correctly, the way it would work is that Tamarin would include a translator from CIL bytecode to Tamarin bytecode? So finally when a website includes: <script lang=”text/python”>, what would happen is that the code would be compiled via IronPython (which itself was originally in CIL form, now translated to Tamarin) to CIL, and then Tamarin would translate that to its bytecode, and execute it?
Wow…why aren’t they just using Mono directly?

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