[Ironruby-core] IronRuby

Josh Nursing josh.nursing at gmail.com
Fri Sep 7 17:53:08 EDT 2007

Well, from the perspective of a Rubyist, why not write some Ruby 
functions (shims approach) to output C# code automatically as John did 
with RubyCLR?

Josh Nursing

John Messerly wrote:
> This is an interesting question. I don’t know if we’ve figured out 
> what should be implemented in C# vs. what should be implemented in Ruby.
> IronPython generally takes the approach of creating C# versions of the 
> core Python modules that are written in C. Users then have the option 
> of copying the purely Python libraries over from CPython if they 
> desire to do so.
> Clearly IronRuby builtins will all need to be written in C#. And also 
> any standard libs that are written in C in MRI, are probably good 
> candidates for writing in C#. Otherwise, it’s probably easier to write 
> then in Ruby :)
> John Lam might have more guidance…

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