Nuralanur / aol.com wrote:
> Dear Dan,
>  
> I tried your code using Ruby 1.8.4, Windows XP, Cygwin.
> I do not get a segmentation fault there.
> So it doesn't appear to have to do with Ruby.
> Recently, there were quite some people posting about
> segfault problems when running applications on Windows -
> ruby-gsl, fxruby, and now win32api.
> Does anybody know anything why Windows behaves that way?
>  
> Best regards,
>  
> Axel 

I don't think the bug I posted (which now appears to be sporadic, btw) 
is necessarily related to the bugs reported in ruby-gsl or fxruby.

It could be a bug in string.c.  Or, it could be a compiler bug.  Or, it 
could be some issue with regards to Windows IO stream, since a 'puts' 
will sometimes mysteriously solve (or cause) a segfault.

Regards,

Dan