right, I didn't have ruby installed locally (windows) but I can ssh
onto the site and test it there, THANKS for the tip!

Edward Tanguay
All my projects: http://www.tanguay.info


ara.t.howard / noaa.gov wrote:
> On Fri, 8 Sep 2006, Edward wrote:
>
> > When I run the following script as a web page, it ignores the output of
> > my function and doesn't print the "test2" as if there is a problem with
> > the function. How can I fix this? I pasted the code below.
> >
> > View Example: http://www.tanguay.info/learnruby/nofunction.rb
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Edward Tanguay
> > All my projects: http://www.tanguay.info
> >
> > =====================================
> >
> > #!/usr/bin/ruby
> > print "Content-type: text/plain\n\n"
> >
> > 3.times { print "Hello World\n" }
> > print "test1"
> > print sayHello("Jim")
> > print "test2"
> >
> > def sayHello(name)
> > 	result = "Hello" + name
> > 	return result
> > end
>
> as with cgis in any language, always, always, always make sure they can run
> from the command line, preferably as the webuser.  doing so in this can shows:
>
>      harp:~ > cat a.rb
>      #!/usr/bin/ruby
>      print "Content-type: text/plain\n\n"
>
>      3.times { print "Hello World\n" }
>      print "test1"
>      print sayHello("Jim")
>      print "test2"
>
>      def sayHello(name)
>              result = "Hello" + name
>              return result
>      end
>
>
>
>      harp:~ > ruby a.rb </dev/null
>      Content-type: text/plain
>
>      Hello World
>      Hello World
>      Hello World
>      a.rb:6: undefined method `sayHello' for main:Object (NoMethodError)
>
>
> in ruby, functions must be defined before they are used.
>
> kind regards.
>
> -a
> --
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> science merely does not find is a completely different matter... it is quite
> clear that there are many, many mysterious things.
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