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IronRuby Unleashed by Shay Friedman

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Chapter 3. Introduction to the Dynamic Language Runtime

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When people hear about IronRuby for the first time, they express various different expressions.

Some think it is great, some think it is nice, and some just don’t have a determined opinion. (After all, most programmers prefer not to think too much about how something is actually implemented.) This chapter is about to pay respect to the dark horse of dynamic languages in the .NET Framework: the Dynamic Language Runtime (DLR).

As a result of the rise in interest and popularity of dynamic languages in the past few years, the .NET Framework was left behind, supporting only static languages. Developers who wanted to use the .NET Framework ...

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