Why were the DLR based languages such as IronPython and IronRuby gone defunct? Were they victims of their success in that they were competent competitors to the .NET languages like C#?
Scott Hunter's response:
There were points in time where with .NET we just tried to do too many things at the same time. The DLR languages were more victims of us just trying to focus the basics of .NET again. During that time frame we were building new web frameworks based on competition and starting our open source journey. Back then we gave customers so many options that it made the platform appear more complicated.