Hi,

In message "[ruby-talk:01450] Re: Ruby Language Reference Manual--Glossary"
    on 00/02/16, "Conrad Schneiker" <schneiker / jump.net> writes:
>> Sorry, that output little ugly HTML.  (I checked with only w3m then)
>
>Well, it worked well enough for me--at least once I figured out that the
>reason the program wasn't working initially was because the input was messed
>up because I think I mistyped the ls command, using -l rather than -1 when
>creating the file with the file list.

Ls's -1 option may be not used so often.  Should I prepare a default
file list?

>> --- /home/chaos/gotoken/combman.rb~ Wed Feb 16 05:23:25 2000
>> +++ /home/chaos/gotoken/combman.rb Wed Feb 16 19:57:44 2000
>> @@ -54,3 +54,3 @@
>>      puts <<-EOS
>> -    <LI><a href=\"##{f}\">#{(f+'</a>').ljust(25).tr(" ", ".")} #{t}</LI>
>> +    <LI><CODE><a href=\"##{f}\">#{(f+'</a>').ljust(25).tr(" ",
>".")}</CODE> #{t}</LI>
>>      EOS
>
>This is something that I haven't learned about yet, but I want to know how
>to make use of it. Is this output from patch or something?

Yes, this is a patch to make output more pretty good.  By a text base
HTML browser (e.g. lynx or w3m), the out put of `Table of files'
section is rendered pretty as follows:

     * preface.html......... Preface
     * options.html......... Options
     * syntax.html.......... Ruby Syntax

But the length of dots (......) are not justified on a proportional
font environment, e.g., Mozilla or InternetExplorer.  This patch fixes
it (maybe).  

To apply this patch,

	(save this patch to a file (say `foo'))
	cd (to the directory where combman.rb was saved)
	patch < foo

Thanks,

-- gotoken