On Jul 17, 2007, at 9:03 AM, Ronald Fischer wrote:

> Of course this means that if in order to decompose a pathlist, I  
> need to
> know whether to split on ';' (for Windows) or on ':' (for the rest of
> the world). How can I most easily decide at runtime, what "style"  
> of system
> I am running?

Why not let Ruby decide for you, and use the platform-dependent  
File::PATH_SEPARATOR constant?