On Jun 7, 2006, at 2:53 PM, ara.t.howard / noaa.gov wrote:

> On Thu, 8 Jun 2006, Logan Capaldo wrote:
>
>> ara, try this:
>>
>> % irb
>> irb(main):001:0> require 'yaml'
>> => true
>> irb(main):002:0> sym = :"a symbol"
>> => :"a symbol"
>> irb(main):003:0> sym == sym
>> => true
>> irb(main):004:0> sym == YAML.load(YAML.dump(sym))
>> => false
>> irb(main):005:0> sym
>> => :"a symbol"
>> irb(main):006:0> YAML.load(YAML.dump(sym))
>> => :"\"a symbol\""
>> irb(main):007:0> VERSION
>> => "1.8.4"
>>
>> Looks like a bug to me.
>
>
>
>   harp:~ > irb -r yaml
>   irb(main):001:0> sym = :"a symbol"
>   => :"a symbol"
>   irb(main):002:0> sym == sym
>   => true
>   irb(main):003:0> sym == YAML.load(YAML.dump(sym))
>   => true
>   irb(main):004:0> sym
>   => :"a symbol"
>   irb(main):005:0> YAML.load(YAML.dump(sym))
>   => :"a symbol"
>   irb(main):006:0> VERSION
>   => "1.8.4"
>
>
> looks like a bad ruby to me.  a package installer?  mine is  
> compiled on rhe and
> seems to work fine?
>
>
> -a
> -- 
> suffering increases your inner strength.  also, the wishing for  
> suffering
> makes the suffering disappear.
> - h.h. the 14th dali lama
>

Compiled from source on OS X. Yay! A platform-specific problem. My  
favorite.