On 2006-08-14, Cliff Cyphers wrote:
> don wrote:
>>> That kind of functionality is usually provided by an external library
>>> such as ncurses. There is a ruby/ncurses binding available at
>>> http://ncurses-ruby.berlios.de/
>>>
>>> Farrel
>>>
>> 
>> Farrel, thanks for the fast response.  
>> 
>> So, are you saying there is not a "go to col 23, row 19"
>> type command in Ruby unless I install something else on my
>> linux system?
>
> In general this concept of external libs is the de facto and for a good 
> reason.  For common things that can be utilized from many sources it's 
> good to put in an external libs.  In this case you have a C ncurses 
> library and a ruby wrapper that interfaces with the base library.
>

Hi Cliff.

I wasn't commenting on the goodness or badness.  I'd just
hoped there was a command I could use in my beginners
program.

Don