Require 'mscorlib' is not as essential anymore. If you run ir -e "puts System::String.class" it will wolrk just fine. I still use require 'mscorlib' in my scripts tlo signal to other programmers that this scrpt will use .NET interop, but I don't think it is needed. I'll let Tomas answer the second part, and clarify my answer if needed. JD ....there is no try Sent from my phone. Please excuse typos and txtspk.
on 2009-06-07 23:01
on 2009-06-08 03:19
As for #2: it doesn't work yet. instance_methods currently only includes Ruby methods and methods that were already called (are cached) but it should indeed include names of all instance CLR members. Tomas
on 2009-07-01 12:09
Should require 'mscorlib' not be needed though? Does the first reference to "System" do this automatically? JRuby requires that you do "require 'java'" to get at any Java classes, and I'm not what the benefit to doing it implicitly is. IronPython also has the "import clr" requirement, so what to people thing about the lack of a signal as to whether a IronRuby script uses .NET types or not? Tomas, can you elaborate on why this is technically not needed anymore?