[Ironruby-core] How we will do better at community outreach

Michael Letterle michael.letterle at gmail.com
Tue Apr 29 10:09:33 EDT 2008


This would help immensely.  As of right now all the external libraries
are loaded when you run rbx, this is in contrast to mri in that the
external libraries have to be required.

On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 9:31 AM, Peter Bacon Darwin
<bacondarwin at googlemail.com> wrote:
> What about the "fast-tracking the external Ruby library loading", idea?  In
>  other words, allowing external "IronRuby" library code to be developed and
>  compiled into a separate assembly so that it can be loaded into the Ruby
>  runtime via require "...".  (Not to be confused with "requiring" a straight
>  .NET assembly, which of course we can do already).
>  This will allow separate OSS projects to be set up that really can have
>  direct community interaction for those libraries that are not core to the
>  IronRuby runtime.
>  The guts of IronRuby are starting to stabilize and there will be less and
>  less to do there but more and more to do on external libraries.  It could
>  encourage people to start building library code against IronRuby, therefore
>  providing even more feedback on both IronRuby runtime and so DLR.  Also, it
>  could allow the development process to scale out and potentially accelerate
>  toward goals such as running Rails.
>  In the long run, surely, this is the model that you want to have anyway.  So
>  why not push toward it now?
>  Pete
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Michael Letterle
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