Lu¨ď Miguel LourenÝđ a ˝─rit :
> Hello,
> 
> I'm working with some friends on an AOP comparison across several
> programming languages. We're doing this as a small project for a college
> course. We want to talk about AOP and how it's been implemented in
> various languages, it's influence on them and how it's being accepted by
> their various communities.
> 
> We've chosen Ruby as one of the languages. Java and C++ are the other
> ones. This seemed like a good idea since they stand at different levels
> of dynamism. Dynamism as in metaclasses, reflection, open classes, eval,
> etc.
> 
> I've searched the mailing list archives and googled for information
> about AOP and Ruby, but haven't come up with much. AspectR seems to have
> been abandoned. I did find a proposal for AOP in Ruby up at RubyGarden.
> Not much more though. Can someone give us some pointers to more
> information? My impression is that there isn't much interest in AOP from
> the Ruby community in general.
> 
> I'm somewhat convinced that Ruby, compared to many other languages,
> enables one to effectively cut back tremendously on code scattering,
> with it's reflection capabilities, metaclasses, eval, etc. But from what
> I've understood from AOP it aims to bring direct semantics to code that
> crosscuts a program. So, I'm not sure the techniques used in Ruby would
> qualify as AOP. I have however seen an interesting quote by Dave Thomas
> (http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?AspectsAndDynamicLanguages) in which he says
> "Once you have decent reflection and metaclasses, AOP is just part of
> the language.". I'm not sure I agree with it. I agree in the sense that
> I can probably avoid code scattering using Ruby, I don't agree because I
> have to think in terms of metaclasses, method aliasing, reflection and
> whatnot to get the code in there. I don't know how big a deal that is.
> Or if it is a deal at all. Any thoughts on this?
> 
> Lu¨ď Miguel LourenÝđ   
> 
> 

Had a sight at Objectteams ruby?

http://www.objectteams.org/README.rot

http://sourceforge.net/projects/robjectteam/

Good work! :)

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Lionel Thiry

Personal website: http://users.skynet.be/lthiry/