On Sunday 06 May 2007, Krister Johnson wrote:
> Hi guys.
>
> I'm trying to mine some info from wikipedia's xml dump. The code im
> using is as follows:
>
> require 'rexml/parsers/sax2parser'
> xml =
> REXML::Parsers:SAX2Parser.new(File.new('enwiki-20070402-pages-articles-1
>.xml') )
>
> i = 0
> parser.listen(:characters, %w{title text}){|text| puts text}
> parser.parse
>
> Which is generating the error:
> xmlreap.rb:2: undefined method `new' for :SAX2Parser:Symbol
> (NoMethodError)

This is a syntax error. You have written
  REXML::Parsers:SAX2Parser.new()
which, I guess, is interpreted as
  REXML::Parsers(:SAX2Parser.new())

but :SAX2Parser is a symbol, and there is no new method on it ...
You wanted (two ':')
  REXML::Parsers::SAX2Parser.new()

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Sylvain Joyeux