Dynamic Language Support in the .NET 4.0 Framework

Dynamic languages are those that have a loose coupling between applications and data services. They involved implicit typing, meta programming, and do not involve compilation. The popularity of dynamic languages such as Python, Ruby, and JavaScript can be seen all across the Internet. To date Microsoft .NET has been about static languages. The argument for and against dynamic languages and static languages has been around since programming languages were first created. Each paradigm has its strengths and weaknesses. The Common Language Runtime (CLR) is a common platform introduced in Microsoft .NET 1.0 for statically typed objects. Since the static paradigm was the only paradigm supported, those seeking support for dynamic languages were forced to turn elsewhere.

Dynamic languages are those that have a loose coupling between applications and data services. They involved implicit typing, meta programming, and do not involve compilation.

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