It took me a while.  IronPython is no longer available as a Debian package so I had to build it from source.  Here's the result:

IronPython 2.9.9a0 ( on Mono 4.0.30319.1 (64-bit)
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import os
>>> import sys
>>> sys.platform

On Sat, Mar 9, 2013 at 2:17 PM, Alan Kennedy <> wrote:

> Iron Python (on Windows) returns as 'nt'.
> >>>
> 'nt'

What about other platforms? The Microsoft CLI only runs on Windows, does it not?

Does ironpython still run on Mono? What does it report when running under Mono on non-Windows platforms?