Hello, Just tried to do the following and got an odd error: >>> system::console::writeline("Test") :0: wrong number of arguments (1 for 2147483647) (ArgumentError) I do remember something similar a while ago - what why can't it handle this? Thanks Ben
on 2009-04-27 08:59
on 2009-04-27 15:20
Using proper casing will work: >>> System::Console.write_line("Test") Test => nil The casing you're using yields: >>> system::console::writeline("Test") :0: wrong number of arguments (1 for 2147483647) (ArgumentError) Since "system" is Kernel#system. MRI yields a similar type of error also, so the error reporting isn't at fault (though the (1 for 21...) message is a bit confusing: irb(main):002:0> system::console::writeline("Test") ArgumentError: wrong number of arguments from (irb):2:in `system' from (irb):2
on 2009-04-27 16:00
And in case it's not obvious, the CLR->Ruby casing/name-translation rules are 1) CLR namespaces and interfaces must be capitalized as they are mapped onto Ruby modules 2) CLR classes must be capitalized as they are mapped onto Ruby classes 3) CLR methods that you call may either retain their original spelling (ie "WriteLine") or they may be used in a more Rubyesque form which is obtained by translating CamelCase to lowercase_and_delimited (ie "write_line"). 4) CLR virtual methods which you override from IronRuby must be in their lowercase_and_delimited form. (Do we have a document that describes this?)
on 2009-04-27 21:02
Now we do =) http://ironruby.net/Documentation/CLR_Interop/Names Needs examples, links to the spec, etc.