[Ironruby-core] Lowercase classname

Mike Moore blowmage at gmail.com
Fri Nov 19 12:43:10 EST 2010


For some reason Jimmy's reply didn't show up in my inbox until I sent my
reply. Sorry for the duplicate explanation.

On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 9:00 AM, Jimmy Schementi <jimmy at schementi.com>wrote:

> Andrew,
>
> Not sure I follow. IronRuby does support this via DotNetClassName =
> Object.const_get("lower_case_dotnet_class_name"), so you don't need to
> change your code. This is an issue because of Ruby itself; classes are
> required to be Ruby constants, which syntactically can only start with an
> upper-case letter. Since IronRuby is syntactically equivalent to Ruby, we
> will not remove this rule. Instead, we either suggest changing your C# code,
> or if you can't, use const_get. WRT your IronPython comment, it doesn't have
> this issue because the Python language doesn't enforce a naming scheme on
> type names.
>
> ~Jimmy
>
>
> On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 10:48 AM, andrew Wilson <a.wilson82 at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> This is only an acceptable solution if the user has the source code and is
>> capable of modifying it.  For how I test things with IronRuby, this isn't
>> always possible.  Seems odd to me that one of the most flexible language I
>> know of can't read/integrate with another language due to code not following
>> a rigid structure.
>>
>> Doesn't IronPython allow for this?  I was fairly sure I could import
>> non-standard .Net convention based code into it.
>>
>> -Andrew
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 2:41 PM, Shay Friedman <shay.friedman at gmail.com
>> >wrote:
>> > Look here:
>> >
>> http://www.ironshay.com/post/Working-with-NET-Lowercase-Namespaces-and-Classes-in-IronRuby.aspx
>> > <
>> http://www.ironshay.com/post/Working-with-NET-Lowercase-Namespaces-and-Classes-in-IronRuby.aspx
>> >
>> > Shay.
>> >
>> Excellent solution. I mean, really, all the C# classes should start with
>> an
>> uppercase letter, thats basically a standard, therefore this should be the
>> only solution and I don't see no need to actually hack this otherwise into
>> IronRuby.
>>
>>
>> --
>> “If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first four of them
>> sharpening my axe”.
>>
>> -Abraham Lincoln
>>
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