ara.t.howard / noaa.gov wrote:
> On Tue, 23 Jan 2007, Daniel Berger wrote:
>
> >
> > The obvious solution is to modify irb so that it understands that
> > notation. :)
> >
> > Knowing Mauricio, he's probably already done it. ;)
>
> 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'
>
> which is truly icky!

First, something is wrong with your ri or your shell, because it works
fine for me.
Second, stop using ri and start using fri (fast-ri). :)

Regards,

Dan