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On 2005.12.19 07:27, "Grehom" <grehom / ntlworld.com> wrote:
> Thanks Gene and Ezra, I tried your suggestions but with no luck.  I
> modified the main program 'mainprog.rb' as follows:
>    puts $:
>    load("stuff.rb", wrap=false)
>    puts myhash["a"]
> 
> This produced following output:
>   C:\rubysrcs>ruby mainprog.rb
>     c:/ruby/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8
>     c:/ruby/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/i386-msvcrt
>     c:/ruby/lib/ruby/site_ruby
>     c:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8
>     c:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/i386-mswin32
>     .
>     mainprog.rb:5: undefined local variable or method `myhash' for
> main:Object (NameError)
> 
> and it seems the pwd '.' is part of the Load Path already (without me
> changing anything)
> 
> So I'm still puzzled (there are a few examples of code like this in
> aforementioned tutorial book)!

I think there may be a problem with the gateway again.. 

The problem you have is that myhash is local to stuff.rb and
will not be made available if you #require or #load the file.
Instead, you have a few options: either make myhash a constant
(MY_HASH), a global ($my_hash) or set up a method to retrieve
it (def my_hash(); ...; end) and call the method from your
main file.


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