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<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>Magic!<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>Now the next question is should I be using:<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";
color:#1F497D'>mutableString.ConvertToString()</span><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D'> or </span><span
style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:#1F497D'>mutableString.GetStringSlice(0)</span><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D'><o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>to get hold of a CLR string for passing to a .NET method.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>Both end up calling </span><span style='font-size:8.0pt;
font-family:"Courier New";color:#1F497D'>Content.GetStringSlice(...)</span><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D'>
anyway but the second one seems to go through slightly fewer method
calls.&nbsp; My feeling is the former is more intuitive.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>Pete<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><b><span lang=EN-US style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:
"Tahoma","sans-serif"'>From:</span></b><span lang=EN-US style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"'> ironruby-core-bounces@rubyforge.org
[mailto:ironruby-core-bounces@rubyforge.org] <b>On Behalf Of </b>Curt
Hagenlocher<br>
<b>Sent:</b> Sunday,11 May 11, 2008 13:38<br>
<b>To:</b> ironruby-core@rubyforge.org<br>
<b>Subject:</b> Re: [Ironruby-core] (no subject)<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:12.0pt'>MutableString.ToSymbol()?<o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal>On Sun, May 11, 2008 at 5:34 AM, Peter Bacon Darwin &lt;<a
href="mailto:bacondarwin@googlemail.com">bacondarwin@googlemail.com</a>&gt;
wrote:<o:p></o:p></p>

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<p><span style='color:#2B91AF'>It would be useful to have a helper function to
clean up this kind of code.&nbsp; Or is there one and I can't find it?</span><o:p></o:p></p>

<p><span style='font-size:8.0pt;color:#2B91AF'>&nbsp;</span><o:p></o:p></p>

<p><span style='font-size:8.0pt;color:#2B91AF'>RubyUtils</span><span
style='font-size:8.0pt'>.GetConstant(context, rubyClass, <span
style='color:#2B91AF'>SymbolTable</span>.StringToId(mutableString.ConvertToString()),
<span style='color:blue'>true</span>);</span><o:p></o:p></p>

<p><span style='font-size:8.0pt'>&nbsp;</span><o:p></o:p></p>

<p>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></p>

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