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Hi orudge,

Thanks for your kind words!

When it comes to running existing VBScript code that relies on certain features of classic ActiveX embedding, ClearScript is definitely missing a few things. It was originally designed to make it easy to add scripts to existing hosts, not vice versa :)

Nevertheless, native array marshaling is something we're investigating as a global option, similar to WindowsScriptEngineFlags.MarshalDecimalAsCurrency. Do you think that would suffice?

The second part of your question deals with methods that have output parameters. ClearScript provides a way to invoke such methods from script code; there's a sample on the home page. Unfortunately it requires the use of ClearScript-specific "host variable" objects.

It might be possible to work around both issues with a translation layer. For example, if a script function takes a script array, call it through a wrapper that knows how to convert host arrays. If you must provide a host API that supports VBScript's ByRef semantics, create a VBScript pass-through that knows how to invoke the appropriate method using host variables.

Would something like that be feasible?

Cheers!

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