On 1/15/07, David Krmpotic <david.krmpotic / gmail.com> wrote:
> ah now I know why.. this works:
>
> irb(main):001:0> require 'rubygems'
> => true
> irb(main):002:0> require 'active_support'
> => true
>
> interesting.. can someone explain what is happening?
> so require_gem is no good in irb .. why it doesn't report an error?

require_gem is "good"; it just isn't doing what you think it does.

Here's a good discussion of the issue:
http://redhanded.hobix.com/inspect/autorequireIsBasicallyGoneEveryone.html