I made a few python scripts to automatically optimize and publish my data..
Now i'm thinking about writing a .NET program to manage and run these scripts: the obvious way is invoking them in a different process from the .NET code but this seems downright ugly I was thinking about using IronPython and migrate my scripts into .NET.
Does anyone know if it's possible to invoke arcpy functions from IronPython? Thanks!

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At the Esri Discussion Forums I found a 2011 response from @JasonScheirer which says:

Arcpy is built on arcgisscripting, which is in turn a CPython extension. You will not be able to use arcpy in IronPython.


An update to this question, this can now be accomplished. You can follow this guide to complete your task in IronPython. Using ArcPy with Visual Studio 2010 and 2012

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