[Ironruby-core] Initializing external Ruby libraries

John Messerly jomes at microsoft.com
Wed Feb 13 20:13:40 EST 2008

Michael Letterle:

> What do you see would be the advantage of something like this as
> opposed to the current method of loading .NET assemblies? I mean you
> could use something like OpenSSL.NET
> (http://openssl-net.sourceforge.net/) today to implement ssl in
> IronRuby for example

The main reason for implementing the libraries in C# would be for better performance. But if it's just a thin wrapper on top of some .NET piece, there's no reason you couldn't implement it in Ruby code instead of C#

- John

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