[Ironruby-core] getting the runtime type

Ivan Porto Carrero ivan at flanders.co.nz
Sun Nov 29 14:53:10 EST 2009


I want to use it for silverlight databinding, but it's part of a bigger plan
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On Sun, Nov 29, 2009 at 8:39 PM, Ryan Riley <ryan.riley at panesofglass.org>wrote:

> Is the current best practice for this to create a custom class for any Ruby
> types that need CLR integration, or should we use IronRubyInline<http://github.com/rvernagus/IronRubyInline>?
> I suppose it depends on your use case, but I would think the latter is
> probably the best option. Thoughts?
>
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> On Sun, Nov 29, 2009 at 8:00 AM, Jimmy Schementi <
> Jimmy.Schementi at microsoft.com> wrote:
>
>> Every Ruby class is not mapped to a unique CLR type (they are all
>> IronRuby.Builtins.RubyObject unless you subclass a CLR type or implement and
>> interface). So doing the IronPython ClrMetaClass equivalent would require a
>> speciic feature in IronRuby to give more control of the underlying CLR type
>> -- IronPython has already added this in the form of "__clrtype__".
>>
>> This work is not planned for 1.0, but definitely leaves a usability hole
>> in our CLR integration. The work-around is to create a empty C# class, and
>> then subclass it from Ruby -- there will be a unique CLR class generated for
>> this Ruby class. Things like CLR attributes need to go on the C# class.
>>
>>
>> ~Jimmy
>> Sent from my phone
>>
>> On Nov 29, 2009, at 4:07 AM, "Ivan Porto Carrero" <ivan at flanders.co.nz>
>> wrote:
>>
>> Hi
>>
>> I'd like to get the runtime type of a ruby class
>>
>> The IronPython guys can do something like this (python substituted for
>> ruby)
>> require 'clr'
>>
>> class Person < Struct.new(:id, :name, :age)
>> end
>>
>> they can then do clr.ClrType(Person).FullName
>>
>> Something equivalent to that doesn't exist yet for ironruby does it?
>>
>> When I do Person.to_clr_type it returns nil
>> and other objects give me their base types
>>
>> Person.GetType => IronRuby.Builtins.RubyObject
>>
>> I'm actually trying to get the ironpython ClrMetaClass from Harry Pierson
>> written in ironruby.
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