I totally agree re: dashboard widget.  There is a 'system' call in  
the dashboard API and wrapping irb should be really straightforward.   
Due to prior coding commitments, however, I may not be the first to  
get this done ;-)

-rich

On Apr 30, 2005, at 4:09 PM, Gavin Kistner wrote:

> Sorry if I got anyone unduly excited - this isn't an announcement  
> of such a beast.
>
> I want this - I'd love a simple dashboard widget that put IRB  
> always at my fingertips.
>
> Ooh, and also an ri/rdoc widget, using a Spotlight adaptor.
>
> How sweet would that be?
>
> (Any point in making a *.rb Spotlight adaptor? If nothing else you  
> could inherit a standard text adaptor and throw 'ruby' into the  
> keywords, but I wonder if you could do anything more intelligent  
> with the source code.)
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