On Nov 29, 2006, at 3:25 PM, Dave Burt wrote:

> pat eyler wrote:
>>> Dave Burt wrote:
>>>> For ping, there is 'ping' in the standard library, and 'net/ 
>>>> ping' on
>>> the
>>>> RAA ('gem install net-ping').
>>
>> ugh!  I hate ping.
>>
>> On 11/29/06, Daniel Berger <djberg96 / gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Indeed, Pat talked to me about possibly including net-ping in the
>>> standard lib, though it needs a PingICMP class.  It could probably
>>> stand a bit of reorganization, too.
>>
>> I've actually done some work on the code, but it's in need of some
>> documentation and a bit more polish.  The ICMP ping still needs
>> to be integrated as well.
>>
>> I just have more ambition than time, talent, and energy.  :(
>
> It sounds simple enough for a Ruby Quiz. Then we'd have not two, but a
> dozen versions, possibly including a Net::Ping-interfaced one for Jos!

I'm a huge fan of using the Ruby Quiz to improve libraries like  
this.  I'm a Ping Dummy, so you guys put your heads together and  
write up something that explains the goals and if I can understand  
them, we've got a winner.

It takes a lot less time, talent, and energy to define the problem  
well enough to get help from the whole community and the results  
never cease to dazzle me...

James Edward Gray II