Review: miscellaneous fixes

Hi,
today I’ve finally started fixing some failing specs in the core
libraries of IronRuby (well actually I spent most of the time
reviewing the smaller changes between MRI 1.8 and 1.9 and reading some
parts of the source code of IronRuby since it’s been quite some time
since the last time I contributed). I still have to push my changes on
a remote repository but in the meantime you can find them in the diff
attached to this email.

304459b Implement various fixes to Kernel and Array related to the
trust status of Object instances.
e77abb5 Fix: Kernel#taint and Kernel#untaint raise an exception when
trying to modify the taint status of a frozen object.
3f0760b Fix: Array#pop raises a RuntimeError on a frozen array.
9e4defb Implement Array#pop(n).
1ba0628 Fix: Object#=~ returns nil matching any object.
19e8250 Update the unsigned version of App.config to pick the right
library paths for 1.9.

A few question / notes:

  • If nothing has changed since the last time, I guess you can’t still
    merge changes coming from the community that don’t apply to parts of
    IronRuby outside Libraries.LCA_RESTRICTED, right?
  • I noticed that the contents of .gitignore have been changed in the
    master branch and now it contains only one line. I wonder if this
    change is intentional, now I get a lot of garbage (e.g. the output of
    the compilation) in the list of unstaged changes.
  • Many specs of Array, Hash and String fail because MRI 1.9 now raises
    a RuntimeError instead of a TypeError when trying to modify a frozen
    object. The change in
    http://github.com/ironruby/ironruby/blob/d0fcc0a132c1ca4f07a11369293d1c5801a6a0d3/Languages/Ruby/Ruby/Runtime/RubyExceptions.cs#L49
    is trivial though.
  • The checks I added when modiying taintness or trustiness on frozen
    objects should be moved inside RubyContext, respectively to
    SetObjectTaint() SetObjectTrustiness().
  • It would be nice to have a TrustObjectBy(RubyContext, Object)
    method in RubyContext.
  • If you are wondering why I haven’t implemented the last three items
    myself, see my first question :slight_smile:

Thanks,
Daniele

Thanks for the patch!

Jim, could you look at that?

[Inline]

I’ve already fixed this in my fork … just reverted the mistake change:
http://github.com/jschementi/ironruby/commit/271532b3e9bd25a00153cf1c633c582b5c7101d1

~Jimmy

On Sat, Aug 21, 2010 at 8:43 PM, Tomas M. <

I’ve just merged your changes into the main repo.
Sorry for the delay, we had some technical problems with our sync
server.

Tomas

On Sun, Aug 22, 2010 at 02:43, Tomas M.
[email protected] wrote:

I have rebased my local branch on top of your latest changes and
removed the unneeded commits, now everything is available on my remote
repository in a separate topic branch (see
http://github.com/nrk/ironruby/tree/corelib19). The three commits
“survived” are:

793effd Implement Array#pop(n).
503002f Fix: Object#=~ returns nil matching any object.
7a6275b Update the unsigned version of App.config to pick the right
library paths for 1.9.

See
http://github.com/nrk/ironruby/compare/014e640ed27c28ff97fb...793effd4d75f39f36ff3
There are also new changes in that branch, but I’m going to post a new
message with a separate diff for those.

304459b Implement various fixes to Kernel and Array related to the trust
status of Object instances.

[Better fix would be:
return stream.String.TaintBy(format);

Fix applied… and it actually lead me to notice a bug related to
operations on the trust status of MutableString instances (see below):

“”.untrust
=> “”

“”.untrust.untrust
(ir):1:in `untrust’: can’t modify frozen object (RuntimeError)
from (ir):1

“”.untrust.trust
(ir):1:in `trust’: can’t modify frozen object (RuntimeError)
from (ir):1

“”.trust.untrust
=> “”

Note that context.TaintObjectBy should only be used on objects that are not
statically typed to a type that implements IRubyObjectState. MutableString
does.

Ah, right!

  • If nothing has changed since the last time, I guess you can’t still merge
    changes coming from the community that don’t apply to parts of IronRuby
    outside Libraries.LCA_RESTRICTED, right?

[Nothing changed yet.]

I think I still need to find a decent workflow when working on stuff
that can’t be merged back by you because of the current constraints,
maybe I’ll just limit myself to do some experiments in a further
branch and report back just like I did in my previous mail.

[I’m not sure this is needed. Instead I modified TaintObjectBy to copy trustiness as well - it seems that most of the time “trust” and “taint” are both copied. This makes the changes in KernelOps.cs unnecessary (Clone, Trust, Untrust, Taint, Untaint). And also the change in IListOps.Repetition and Compact. ]

If trust and taint are both copied then yes, I agree that’s the way to
go. I just wasn’t sure about this behaviour so I thought that keeping
them separate (with maybe a new method in RubyContext such as
CopyFlags or anything along this line) might have been safer.


Daniele A.
http://clorophilla.net/
http://twitter.com/JoL1hAHN

This forum is not affiliated to the Ruby language, Ruby on Rails framework, nor any Ruby applications discussed here.

| Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Remote Ruby Jobs