[IronPython] IronPython 1.1.2 and overloaded or generic methods

Jason Galyon jtgalyon at gmail.com
Wed Nov 12 02:42:56 CET 2008

I am new to IronPython with absolutely no knowledge yet of .NET/CLR.
I am trying to use IronPython with a new API from a particular system 
where the methods are overloaded as you can see below from the 
interactive prompt.
How do I call a particular method with the signature I want?

Secondary question is whether there will ever be a more Pythonic way of 
dealing with these?

Thanks in advance for any information!

IronPython 1.1.2 (1.1.2) on .NET 2.0.50727.3053
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
... add reference and importing ...
 >>> rancore.Repository.ElementRepository.CreateAdapterForPath.Overloads
<IronPython.Runtime.Calls.BuiltinFunctionOverloadMapper object at 
0030 [{'T CreateAdapterForPath[T](str path)': <built-in function 
rPath>, 'T CreateAdapterForPath[T](str path, int timeout)': <built-in 
function C
]('/form[@title="System\ Requirements\ -\ Mozilla')
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File , line 0, in <stdin>##79
ValueError: GenericArguments[0], 'System.String', on 'T 
System.String)' violates the constraint of type 'T'.

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