On Aug 20, 2006, at 10:14 AM, Nicholas Parsons wrote:

> Hello All!
>
> I'm new to Ruby and this group.  I was hoping that someone could  
> lend a helping hand involving the irb interpreter packaged with  
> ruby version 1.8 on Mac OSX.  I would like to import or load some  
> classes that are defined in a separate .rb file on my hard disk  
> into an interactive session of irb.  I tried invoking the load()  
> function with '~/classes.rb' as a parameter.  The interpreter gave  
> me a 'true' value in response.  But when I tried to create an  
> instance of one of the classes defined in the file I got a  
> undefined class error from irb.  I also tried using the require  
> keyword with the same path in quotes to load that class file and it  
> produced the same results.
>

This should have worked. Can we see your code?

> So, can anyone tell me how to import those class definition ruby  
> files into the irb interpreter or at least point me in the right  
> direction on where to find documentation online for the irb  
> interpreter itself?
>
> I appreciate everyone's help in advance.
>
> Thanks & Regards,
> --Nick
>
> "Our characters are the result of our conduct." -- Aristotle
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