[Ironruby-core] WP7 limitations

Jimmy Schementi jschementi at gmail.com
Sun Dec 11 13:11:12 EST 2011

This still is not supported in IronRuby, as the version of the CLR on
the Windows Phone (at least last i checked) was really the compact
framework, which does not support any types usually found in the full
.NET Framework's System.Reflection.Emit namespace. Therefore, IronRuby
cannot emit the correct backing class. The ref params is also a CF

We were thinking of doing some static analysis to generate C# code
which when compiled would produce the required static types, and then
know to use those as backing types, but any static analysis solution
would not always work in a dynamic language.

I haven't used WP7 devtools in a while, so I'd be curious if the
Ref.Emit limitation still exists in Mango, but I suspect it is still
an issue.


On Dec 11, 2011, at 12:29 PM, "Andrei N." <lists at ruby-forum.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> In the article from 2010, Tomáš was describing the limitations on WP7:
> http://matousek.wordpress.com/2010/03/21/ironruby-on-your-phone/
> "The most significant are calls to methods with out or ref parameters.
> You also won’t be able to inherit a Ruby class from a CLR class or
> implement a CLR interface since that requires us to emit a proper CLR
> type. We are going to address both of these limitations in future
> versions."
> Are these two addressed in the latest version of IronRuby for WP7?
> Thanks!
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