Not a particularly .NET-ish thing, but if you need to interoperate jython with M$ stuff, you might find jawin useful - an open-source java wrapper for manipulating COM objects
I've used it with jython too, it's quite nice to work with.
From what I've heard (but this is only rumour mill, so take it or leave it), the .NET runtime isn't well suited to interpreted languages, and python.NET ran dog-slow. The latest download from Activestate is dated SEptember 2001, with links to a whitepaper dated Nov 2000 that states:
"The speed of the current system is so low as to render the current implementation useless for
anything beyond demonstration purposes. This speed problem applies to both the compiler itself,
and the code generated by the compiler. Given that part of the appeal of Python programming is
a quick edit-compile-run cycle, the speed issues severely limit the utility of Python on this
platform. Some of the blame for this slow performance lies in the domain of .NET internals and Reflection::Emit, but some of it is due to the simple implementation of the Python for .NET
>Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2003 08:08:49 GMT
>From: Dave Dench <d.j.dench@...>
>Subject: [Jython-users] Quick route into .NET via Jython
>Is there a quick route into .NET via Jython?
>I need some simple demos and a migration path to help me explore.
>Trawling the web and the archives doesn't seem to turn much up.
> Anyone playing ?
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