On 2005-01-15, nobu.nokada / softhome.net <nobu.nokada / softhome.net> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> At Sat, 15 Jan 2005 06:15:33 +0900,
> Nicholas Van Weerdenburg wrote in [ruby-talk:126498]:
>> I guess my question might be better phrased "why doesn't running the
>> ruby interpreter with no input not default to interactive mode (irb)
>> such as with the python interpreter".
>> 
>> I'm mostly curious for no practical reason. Just wondering if there is
>> functionality or design benefits.
>
> It's in the ToDo list.
>
>   * Built-in Interactive Ruby.

I guess this transition mainly boils down to changing the parser/lexer
used in irb (written in ruby) to the one used within ruby itself, doesn't
it?

Csab