listrecv / gmail.com wrote:
> I'm getting funny behavior when using irb (readline) on Windows.  When
> I go back to a very long line in the history, I can't edit it.  After
> hit the left arrow a few times, the cursors moves *up* a line, and not
> left anymore.  At that point, I can't figure out what I'm typing, and
> so I have to Ctrl-C.
> 
> Does anyone else experience this problem?  More importantly, is there a
> way to fix it?
> 
> Any ideas or help appreciated.

On Windows, under the cmd.exe shell, you don't need readline for
history, cmd.exe provides it by default. My preference is to run
irb --noreadline. As an added bonus, that means I can paste text with
tabs in it into the irb session.

Cheers,
Dave