On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 7:46 PM, Ryan Davis <ryand-ruby / zenspider.com> wrote:
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> On Jul 24, 2008, at 19:35 , Tanaka Akira wrote:
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>> In article <3454c9680807241200xf7cc766qb987905a3987bb78 / mail.gmail.com>,
>>  "Vladimir Sizikov" <vsizikov / gmail.com> writes:
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>>> Now that Rubinius and JRuby define RUBY_ENGINE, and RubyGems also uses
>>> RUBY_ENGINE, maybe it's a good time to revisit the issue?
>>
>> What the usage of RUBY_ENGINE?
>>
>> I heard it is used to know command name at the IRC meeting.
>> I think it is not good idea.
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> not command name, but ruby "flavor": (mri) ruby, rubinius, jruby, etc.
>

What would be the value if this constant, for 1.8 vs 1.9? Also, String
or Symbol?

Laurent