[Ironruby-core] Newbiequestions regardingIronRuby in Silverlight...

Nathan Stults Nathan_Stults at HSIHealth.com
Mon Oct 12 19:19:47 EDT 2009


Well, if you have good test coverage for your ruby code, that should be
doable :) Probably monkey patching and good tests is the way to go then.
In your journeys through the Ruby standard libraries, have you noticed
that they tend to require/load dependencies dynamically (i.e. based on
magic strings a static automation tool could not follow) fairly
frequently? Or is it rather rare? Also, would it be feasible to host the
standard libraries on the web and rig up the hosting environment to fall
back to a web server if the libraries being dynamically loaded weren't
properly deployed with the app?

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[mailto:ironruby-core-bounces at rubyforge.org] On Behalf Of Tomas Matousek
Sent: Monday, October 12, 2009 4:11 PM
To: ironruby-core at rubyforge.org
Subject: Re: [Ironruby-core] Newbiequestions regardingIronRuby in
Silverlight...

It is not possible to completely and reliably automate such task in
general. You could run your application and see what files are being
required. You can monkey-patch Kernel#require and load so that they log
the files being required. However you would need to exercise all code
paths that might possibly load a file to get the full list.

Tomas

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:ironruby-core-bounces at rubyforge.org] On Behalf Of Nathan Stults
Sent: Monday, October 12, 2009 3:58 PM
To: ironruby-core at rubyforge.org
Subject: Re: [Ironruby-core] Newbie questions regardingIronRuby in
Silverlight...

Is anyone aware of a tool that can recursively detect (and possibly
extract) ruby dependencies given a top level .rb, or set of .rb files? I
could see it being a tedious process to discover manually what
components of the standard library were used by any given application.

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:ironruby-core-bounces at rubyforge.org] On Behalf Of Jimmy
Schementi
Sent: Monday, October 12, 2009 3:49 PM
To: <ironruby-core at rubyforge.org>
Cc: ironruby-core at rubyforge.org
Subject: Re: [Ironruby-core] Newbie questions regardingIronRuby in
Silverlight...

There are not two copies, one is ruby stdlib, and one is IronRuby's own
lib. The ruby stdlib contains pieces implemented in ruby, as well as C.
In IronRuby we ported all the C stuff to C# (that's what
IronRuby.Libraries.dll is), and redistribute the ruby code. So both
directories are all part of the standard library.

For Silverlight, I would suggest you only deploy the files that you use;
the entire stdlib is fairly large.

~Jimmy
Sent from my phone

On Oct 12, 2009, at 3:26 PM, "Zoltan Toth" <lists at ruby-forum.com> wrote:

> Once again thanks, we were able to get things working.  Please note 
> that we have offline requirements that require us to deploy the 
> portions of the ruby standard library that we require, within our 
> Silverlight application.
>
> My only other question is why does IronRuby ship with what appears to 
> be two versions of the Ruby standard library?  There appears to be a 
> standard implementation (i.e. \lib\ruby\1.8 for IronRuby 0.9.1) that 
> uses ruby scripts and there also appears to be an implementation that 
> calls into the CLR (i.e. \lib\IronRuby) in order to do its stuf.  Do 
> we have a choice of which to use or do we need to deploy both?
>
> Many thanks for your help.
>
> Zoltan.
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