The Dynamic Language Runtime powers IronPython and IronRuby. It contains the following features:

  • Hosting APIs - allows embedding of any DLR language as a scripting language inside of a host application
  • Extensions to LINQ ExpressionTree - allows language compilers to generate higher level constructs instead of MSIL
  • DynamicSite - call-site caching to speed up the performance of dynamic languages
  • ActionBinder - utility code to facilitate .NET interop
  • IDynamicObject - interface for dynamic objects
  • Other compiler utility code

Mailing lists

You can currently ask questions on the IronPython (link) and IronRuby (link) mailing lists. There is currently no dedicated DLR mailing list. Similarly, the sources for the DLR are bundled with the IronPython and IronRuby sources.

Specs, whitepapers,etc

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc163344.aspx - MSDN article on IronPython and DLR by Bill Chiles. It talks about DynamicSite and ExpressionTrees

http://compilerlab.members.winisp.net/dlr-spec-hosting.doc - Hosting API spec

http://langnetsymposium.com/talks.asp - Recordings of Lang.Net talks

Team Blogs

http://blogs.msdn.com/ironpython - IronPython team blog

http://blogs.msdn.com/dinoviehland - Dino Viehland, IronPython dev

http://jimmy.schementi.com/blog - Jimmy Schementi, IronRuby PM

http://knowbody.livejournal.com/ - Dave Fugate, IronPython QA

http://blog.jredville.com/ - Jim Deville, IronRuby QA

http://blog.tomasm.net/ - Tomas Matousek, IronRuby dev

http://blogs.msdn.com/shrib/ - Shri Borde, Dynamic Languages lead 

David DiCato, IronPython dev

DLR languages

http://codeplex.com/IronPython - IronPython

http://ironruby.rubyforge.org/ - IronRuby

http://www.codeplex.com/IronScheme - IronScheme

http://www.codeplex.com/IronLisp - IronLisp

http://www.codeplex.com/Nua - Nua (Lua)

Other links

http://dynamicsilverlight.net/ - DLR for Silverlight 2

http://www.dotnetguru.org/us/dlrus/DLR2.htm - A walk-through of implementing a sample language MyJScript on top of the DLR.

http://www.codeplex.com/DLRScript - Using DLR languages in the Script tag in a HTML page

http://www.bitwisemag.com/2/DLR-Build-Your-Own-Language - A getting-started guide about implementing a new language using the DLR

http://www.codeplex.com/DlrPad - Script XAML with DLR languages

http://www.codeplex.com/chameleon - Use DLR languages with CGI