[IronPython] Similarity with builtin types
dinov at microsoft.com
Mon Aug 9 19:25:20 CEST 2010
As far as extension methods go - and just extension methods - we may at some point in time support them. We won't ever support Ruby's mutation of everything under the sun including built-in types simply because that's not something CPython supports.
The tricky part w/ the extension methods is doing it in a way which is per-module instead of at a global scope. In Ruby so much code mutates object that it's not really a big deal to add in some more mutation of types across the system. But w/ Python these sort of changes have always been more closely scoped - for example look at from __future__ import ... which effects only the current module. Another example is our own "import clr" which makes .NET attributes available on the built-in types.
I suspect what we'll end up doing is something like:
So it'd end up looking like:
I do want to do something to continue to push LINQ forward for 2.7 and maybe this will be it if I can get it in... Tomas added the metadata reader which we can use to efficiently get the extension methods and I think I might have an idea on how to efficiently share the extension methods across modules.
So I guess the question now would be does that look like a reasonable way to load extension methods?
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What's the point? Is there any plans to support extension methods, something like IronRuby's using_clr_extensions? With immutable types it cannot be done, am I right?
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