[MacRuby-devel] spotlight - MDItemRef

Laurent Sansonetti lsansonetti at apple.com
Thu Oct 29 13:17:27 PDT 2009

Hi Ruben,

On Oct 29, 2009, at 8:44 AM, Ruben Fonseca wrote:

> Hi Laurent. Just a quick question.
> On Oct 28, 2009, at 12:31 AM, Laurent Sansonetti wrote:
>> Hi Alan,
>> I'm afraid the MD* APIs haven't been covered by BridgeSupport yet,  
>> so it may not be possible to call it directly from MacRuby at this  
>> point. I would recommend to file a bug at http://bugreporter.apple.com 
>>  so that we can consider this for a future Mac OS X release, and to  
>> wrap this C API into an Objective-C class that you can call from  
>> MacRuby in the meantime.
>> Laurent
> Does it make any sense to write wrappers to APIs not covered by  
> BridgeSupport and bundle them in Macruby? (Isn't GCD such a case?).

It would definitely be interesting to share the wrappers, but I don't  
know if bundling them as part of MacRuby is a good idea. If we start  
doing that we would have to make sure all wrappers are consistent. And  
these wrappers would be temporary, until a new version of Mac OS X  
comes out with the support.

I guess that it's better if people share them on Github. We could have  
a list of them on the website so that people can easily find them.



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