Hello,

    Thanks a lot for the reply,

    The problem is with SciTE editor.  I tried the same program on the
command line and it is working fine.

Warm Regards,
Mohan


"CT" <demerzel / gmail.com> wrote in message
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> On Tue, 13 Jul 2004 14:47:22 +0900, News Groups <ram_naga / yahoo.com>
wrote:
> > Hello All,
> >
> >     I am new to Ruby Language. I just want to read a string using 'gets'
> > function, but am getting the below error message.
>
> Welcome!
>
> >    ERROR MESSAGE:  `gets': Bad file descriptor (Errno::EBADF)
>
> You must be trying to run that code in the SciTE editor. Try running
> the program on the command line.  I remember getting this sort of an
> error when I tried running a similar thing from SciTE.
>
> >     Can anybody please help me in solving this problem. Is it required
to
> > require any file to use 'gets' function.
> >
> > Thanks in Advance,
> >
> > Thanks & Regards,
> > Mohan
> >
> >
> Hope that helps, and no problem.
>
> Also, here's the ri doc for gets: (try the command 'ri' to get
> documentation on methods and such)
>
> C:\Files\Ruby>ri Kernel.gets
> ------------------------------------------------------------ Kernel#gets
>      gets(separator=$/)    => string or nil
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>      Returns (and assigns to +$_+) the next line from the list of files
>      in +ARGV+ (or +$*+), or from standard input if no files are present
>      on the command line. Returns +nil+ at end of file. The optional
>      argument specifies the record separator. The separator is included
>      with the contents of each record. A separator of +nil+ reads the
>      entire contents, and a zero-length separator reads the input one
>      paragraph at a time, where paragraphs are divided by two
>      consecutive newlines. If multiple filenames are present in +ARGV+,
>      +gets(nil)+ will read the contents one file at a time.
>
>         ARGV << "testfile"
>         print while gets
>
>      _produces:_
>
>         This is line one
>         This is line two
>         This is line three
>         And so on...
>
>      The style of programming using +$_+ as an implicit parameter is
>      gradually losing favor in the Ruby community.
>
>