We wanted to implement a class in JRuby that implements a Java interface, to fulfill a dependency injection contract. This is seemingly (unfortunately) a much more difficult task than it sounds.
So, here's our simple Java interface that defines one public method, "indexObject":
And here's what we really wish just worked (in JRuby 1.7.0):
Unfortunately, here's what that compiles to (using jrubyc):
That's not a ScriptIndexer instance! In the end, we gave in and ended up using the spring-lang dynamic language support (for jruby, groovy and beanshell only):
I assume, under the hood, this makes a similar proxy class, but does so a little smarter. It's annoying we have to tie ourselves so tightly to Spring to get this to work, without writing some unnecessary Proxy classes ourselves.