Instance_eval, yield, C extensions

Hi all,

How do I write the code below within a C extension? I've seen a few threads about it (including ruby-talk: 86105) but I'm just not "getting it".

# Assume Foo is a subclass of String
module Kernel
    def my_meth
       instance_eval{ Foo.new(yield) }
    end
end

With that I can do my_meth{ "some_string" } and get back a String object.

I tried this:

static VALUE foo_block(VALUE self){
    return rb_funcall(cFoo, rb_intern("new"), 0, rb_yield(self));
}

static VALUE kernel_foo(VALUE self){
    VALUE v_proc = rb_proc_new(foo_block, self); /* Also tried Qnil */
    return rb_funcall(rb_cObject, rb_intern("instance_eval"), 0, v_proc);
}

rb_define_method(rb_mKernel, "my_meth", kernel_foo, 0);

But this doesn't seem to work. When I try I do call my_meth{ "some_string" } I get `instance_eval': block not supplied (ArgumentError)

What am I doing wrong here?

Thanks,

Dan

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Daniel Berger [2006-08-29 01:41]:

Hi Daniel,
I never worked with blocks in a C extension like you do, but I noticed a
general problem in your code:

static VALUE foo_block(VALUE self){
   return rb_funcall(cFoo, rb_intern("new"), 0, rb_yield(self));

                                               ^
You're passing one argument (the result of rb_yield()), yet you tell
ruby to expect zero arguments. So make that 0 a 1.

static VALUE kernel_foo(VALUE self){
   VALUE v_proc = rb_proc_new(foo_block, self); /* Also tried Qnil */
   return rb_funcall(rb_cObject, rb_intern("instance_eval"), 0, v_proc);

Some problem here.

HTH,
Tilman

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Tilman Sauerbeck wrote:

Daniel Berger [2006-08-29 01:41]:

Hi Daniel,
I never worked with blocks in a C extension like you do, but I noticed a
general problem in your code:

static VALUE foo_block(VALUE self){
   return rb_funcall(cFoo, rb_intern("new"), 0, rb_yield(self));

                                               ^
You're passing one argument (the result of rb_yield()), yet you tell
ruby to expect zero arguments. So make that 0 a 1.

static VALUE kernel_foo(VALUE self){
   VALUE v_proc = rb_proc_new(foo_block, self); /* Also tried Qnil */
   return rb_funcall(rb_cObject, rb_intern("instance_eval"), 0, v_proc);

Some problem here.

HTH,
Tilman

Ok, fixing that I get "can't convert Proc into String (TypeError)".

Maybe I'm supposed to be using rb_block_proc, but I'm not entirely certain how it works.

Thanks,

Dan

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Daniel Berger wrote:

Tilman Sauerbeck wrote:

Daniel Berger [2006-08-29 01:41]:

Hi Daniel,
I never worked with blocks in a C extension like you do, but I noticed a
general problem in your code:

static VALUE foo_block(VALUE self){
   return rb_funcall(cFoo, rb_intern("new"), 0, rb_yield(self));

                                               ^
You're passing one argument (the result of rb_yield()), yet you tell
ruby to expect zero arguments. So make that 0 a 1.

static VALUE kernel_foo(VALUE self){
   VALUE v_proc = rb_proc_new(foo_block, self); /* Also tried Qnil */
   return rb_funcall(rb_cObject, rb_intern("instance_eval"), 0, v_proc);

Some problem here.

HTH,
Tilman

Ok, fixing that I get "can't convert Proc into String (TypeError)".

Maybe I'm supposed to be using rb_block_proc, but I'm not entirely certain how it works.

Thanks,

Dan

I guess I was over thinking it. This function works by itself:

static VALUE kernel_foo(VALUE self){
    return rb_funcall(cFoo, rb_intern("new"), 1, rb_yield(rb_block_proc()));
}

Regards,

Dan

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Daniel Berger wrote:

Tilman Sauerbeck wrote:

ruby to expect zero arguments. So make that 0 a 1.

static VALUE kernel_foo(VALUE self){
   VALUE v_proc = rb_proc_new(foo_block, self); /* Also tried Qnil */
   return rb_funcall(rb_cObject, rb_intern("instance_eval"), 0, v_proc);

Some problem here.

HTH,
Tilman

Ok, fixing that I get "can't convert Proc into String (TypeError)".

Right now that code is equivalent to

obj.instance_eval block

Where it should be

obj.instance_eval &block
obj.instance_eval {some_code}
obj.instance_eval 'some_code'

···

Maybe I'm supposed to be using rb_block_proc, but I'm not entirely
certain how
it works.

Thanks,

Dan

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static VALUE kernel_foo(VALUE self){
return rb_funcall(cFoo, rb_intern(“new”), 1, rb_yield(rb_block_proc()));
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

You are giving the proc to the block, you have writing something like thid

def xxx(&block)
Foo.new(yield(block))
end

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Guy Decoux