I thought you use the load command ?

Stuart

On 8/12/06, Michael Guterl <mguterl / gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> On 8/12/06, ClassRubyExceptionHandline <jctown / nb.sympatico.ca> wrote:
> >
> > As I make my way through the Pragmatic Programmer's Guide I am puzzled
> > by the following issue:
> >
> > If I type in a Ruby program such as
> >
> > class Song
> >   def initialize(name, artist, duration)
> >     @name     = name
> >     @artist   = artist
> >     @duration = duration
> >   end
> > end
> >
> > And save it as Song.rb in a directory on my hard drive reserved for
> > Ruby code, I wonder how I can use it from irb, if possible.  I know
> > that I can type in each line of the .rb program within irb and have it
> > work when I do song = Song.new("Bicylops", "Fleck", 260)
> > But if I attempt to type this in from irb after defining the class in a
> > separate .rb file I get
> > irb(main):001:0> song = Song.new("Bicylops", "Fleck", 260)
> > NameError: uninitialized constant Song
> >         from (irb):1
> >         from :0
> >
> > What I would like to know is, how can I use Ruby Programs which are
> > already created as source within irb... or is there a better way to run
> > ruby programs
> >
> >
> >
> You can use require.
>
> Example:
> require 'path/to/song'
>
> Michael Guterl
>
>