[Ironruby-core] How can IronRuby replace XML?

Thibaut Barrère thibaut.barrere at gmail.com
Tue Dec 15 05:00:05 EST 2009


> because XML is often used to simulate dynamic coding a great example of this
> is XAML right?
> XAML is excecutable code expressed as XML every self-respecting enterprise
> architect thinks XML is the second coming and will put loads of it in there.
> So instead of describing stuff in XML and giving your whole team carpal
> tunnel you can do the same thing by using Ruby to configure your application
> The argument is often yeah we did it in XML because then we didn't have to
> compile again to make  a quick change.

Spot on :)

Shay, here's a quick example of using Ruby instead of XAML:

http://github.com/thbar/ironruby-labs/blob/master/silverlight/003_using_magic_instead_of_xaml/ruby/app.rb

-- Thibaut


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