I've found a bug in the 64 bit implementation of ruby -- I'm kind of new 
to ruby, so I don't know if it's been fixed yet -- so

Here's the code:
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data="\001\002\000\000\000\000\003\004"

num_one, num_two = data.unpack('NN')

printf("Found 0x%08x 0x%08x\n", num_one, num_two)

puts "Warning!  64 bit machine error detected!" if (num_one != 
0x01020000 || num_two != 0x00000304)
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Here's the output on a 32 bit machine:

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dfrascon@dfrascon-lnx-m32 ~ $ ruby --version
ruby 1.8.1 (2003-12-25) [i386-linux-gnu]
dfrascon@dfrascon-lnx-m32 ~ $ ruby test.rb
Found 0x01020000 0x00000304
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And on a 64 bit machine
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dfrascon@dfrascon-lnx bin $ ruby --version
ruby 1.8.1 (2003-12-25) [x86_64-linux-gnu]
dfrascon@dfrascon-lnx bin $ ruby ~/test.rb
Found 0x102000000000000 0x30400000000
Warning!  64 bit machine error detected!
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There are no available patches for my linux distro, so I'll try grabing 
the latest sources to fix.

-Dave

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David Frascone

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