I just ran this (example from a book) --

print "Enter your name: "
name = gets

And had exactly the same problem. However, running it outside of  
ArachnoRuby, simply as a Ruby file (I'm on WinXP), it runs fine. So, I  
have a problem with how my IDE is functioning - I'm new to that as well.  
I'll look at that...

t.

On Fri, 30 Dec 2005 01:30:42 -0800, Joe Van Dyk <joevandyk / gmail.com>  
wrote:

> On 12/30/05, Tom Cloyd <tomcloyd / bestmindhealth.com> wrote:
>> Bewilderer, tired beginner, here.
>>
>> Executing this, in Arachno Ruby IDE -
>>
>> print 'process ' + filenm + ' (1) or all files of type ' + filetyp + ':  
>> '
>> pf = gets
>>
>> I get -
>> 1. nothing for my print statement - control just passes right past it.
>> 2. a "Exception: Bad file descriptor" out for "pf = gets"
>>
>> I don't understand why either is happening. Can someone clear this up  
>> for
>> me?
>
> I don't understand what you're trying to do.
>



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