Interesting.

So...of my 3 windows machines, 2 it fails [XP] and 1 is works [vista].
 Weird.  At least 1.9 works on all 3 :)

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
"version 2002"
SP 3

-=R

On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 4:14 AM, Luis Lavena <luislavena / gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 2:58 AM, Roger Pack <rogerpack2005 / gmail.com> wrote:
>> Anybody have any thoughts why
>>
>> c:\dev>ruby -e " \"3\" "
>> -e:1: unterminated string meets end of file
>>
>> c:\dev>ruby19 -e " \"3\" "
>> # works successfully
>>
>> might be occuring with mingw?  It appears to be either nuking the very
>> lastmost position of the string or perhaps missing a null terminator:
>>
>> c:\dev>c:\ruby18\bin\ruby -e " \"3\" " \""\"
>> -e:1: syntax error, unexpected tCONSTANT, expecting $end
>>  "3" """"NAME=
>>             ^
>>
>> But it doesn't occur in 1.9
>>
>> Thoughts?
>
> I'm still trying to see why this happens to you and nobody else :-)
>
> Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600] (SP2)
>
> chcp
> Active code page: 437
>
> mode
>
> Status for device CON:
> ----------------------
>    Lines:          1000
>    Columns:        80
>    Keyboard rate:  31
>    Keyboard delay: 1
>    Code page:      437
>
> Luis@KEORE (D:\Users\Luis)
> $ ruby -v
> ruby 1.8.6 (2008-03-03 patchlevel 114) [i386-mingw32]
>
> Luis@KEORE (D:\Users\Luis)
> $ ruby -e " \"3\" "
>
> Luis@KEORE (D:\Users\Luis)
> $ ruby -e " \"3\" " \""\"
>
> (Just in case, my prompt was changed to mimic *nix, but is cmd.exe, not bash).
>
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-- 
Thanks!
-=R