On Tue, 23 Jan 2007 gwtmp01 / mac.com wrote:

>
> On Jan 22, 2007, at 2:56 PM, ara.t.howard / noaa.gov wrote:
>> modifying ri can't address the issue.  the issue is that if one types this 
>> at
>> the shell prompt
>> 
>>   ~ > ri String#split
>> 
>>                #^^^^^
>>                #^^^^^
>>                 this is a comment in the __shell__
>> 
>> so ri never see anything after the '#'.  that's why we have to type
>> 
>>   ri 'String#split'
>
> What shell are you using?  Bash and ksh seem to accept 'ri String#split'
> just fine. I don't think they consider # the start of a comment unless
> it is preceded by white space.
>
> Gary Wright
>

egads!  you are so right.  i could have swore i had issue with that.

i stand corrected and retract my suggestion of change!

thanks.

-a
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