[Ironruby-core] Calling a C# static from IronRuby

Ivan Porto Carrero ivan at flanders.co.nz
Thu Nov 19 03:26:16 EST 2009

FWIW  I read too quickly before I sent the mail previous to this one. Orion
put me straight, I have no objections to this and will put it in the interop
features box.
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On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 10:50 PM, Orion Edwards <orion.edwards at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 9:07 PM, Jimmy Schementi <
> Jimmy.Schementi at microsoft.com> wrote:
>> FYI, we’re thinking about allowing you to use “include” with .NET types,
>> which will include it’s static methods. That would enable:
> I'd be very much in favour of this. A .NET static class full of static
> methods always seemed like it would be a good map to a ruby Module to me.
> Whether you want to limit the 'include' functionality to only work with
> static classes, or just work for static methods on any old class I think is
> up for debate.
> I'd go for 'any old class', but I generally fall on the 'be as permissive
> as possible' side of the fence, so others may not agree :-)
> On 14/11/2009, at 9:29 AM, Ivan Porto Carrero wrote:
> I think Ruby on .NET is great and stuff like the clr_new, overloads etc are
> a necessary evil to ease working with CLR classes.
> But I do think that changing a basic construct like include will not be
> good unless the other rubies also include it. The reason for it is you only
> use clr_new (which is aptly prefixed btw) or overload etc when you're
> working with the CLR but include you use in other implementations too and
> then it won't behave consistently across the board.
> While consistency with other Ruby implementations is obviously important,
> this is a CLR interop feature and shouldn't affect the normal ruby behavior
> of include, so I don't see how it affects consistency with other
> implementations at all?. It seems similar to being able to use include on
> .NET namespaces from IronRuby, which is of course also non-standard
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