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Introducing Microsoft® Silverlight™ 3, 3rd Edition by Laurence Moroney

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Chapter 15. Using Dynamic Languages in Silverlight

Microsoft Silverlight supports the use of dynamic languages, which are defined as programming languages that execute many features at run time that other languages, such as C#, execute at compile time. Such behaviors include extending objects and definitions, modifying the type system, and more. Dynamic languages are designed to be a simple approach that you can use to execute a run-evaluate-print loop with lots of trial and error as you develop, as opposed to the traditional model of code-compile-test-recompile.

Silverlight supports three of the more popular dynamic languages: Ruby, Python, and Dynamic JavaScript. This book is written to the Silverlight 3 beta specification, which does not include ...

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