IronPython and VS 2013

I see majority are using C# or VB.NET to write Rhino plugins. What about using IronPython with PTVS - this way learn one language for scripting and plugins?

I think compilation of the result has been a major roadblock for this type of projects for some time. On the side of Rhino plug-ins, there is now the Rhino.Python plug-in compiler, which is encrypting .py files.

For GH2 we also plan to have a compiler for Grasshopper components that are written in Python. The goal of this is to compile Python to DLR-based CIL via IronPython.

I hope this helps,


Giulio Piacentino
for Robert McNeel & Associates