I just tried this on Osx and got the same result!

Keith


On 4/9/06 8:19 AM, "solsTiCe d'Hiver" <solstice.dhiver / laposte.net> wrote:

> hi. 
> 
> here is a session in irb:
> irb(main):001:0> 10.power!(200)
> NoMethodError: undefined method `power!' for 10:Fixnum
>         from (irb):1
> irb(main):002:0> help Fixnum
> => nil
> irb(main):003:0> 10.power!(200)
> => 
> 100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
> 000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
> 000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
> irb(main):004:0> quit
> 
> so a call to help Fixnum makes the power! method to be available ?
> 
> i use slackare 10.2 with a self-made package of ruby 1.8.4 compiled with
> CFLAGS="-O2 -march=$arch -mcpu=i686" \
> CXXFLAGS="-O2 -march=$arch -mcpu=i686"\
> ./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-shared
> make
> make install DESTDIR=$pkg
> make install-doc DESTDIR=$pkg
> 
> on an Athlon XP 1800+
> 
> # note: 
> not all people on #ruby-lang on irc.freenode.net got that error
> 
>