Hi Michael,

Glad you still read the mailing lists.  I am going to try reinstalling
with bdb 4.6 and see if that makes a difference.  I may have received
the core dumps because I used the ruby bdb driver 0.5.9.  I'll see if
that solves the issues I'm having.

Cheers,
Henry

On Jul 24, 8:54 pm, Michael Granger <g... / FaerieMUD.org> wrote:
> On Jul 21, 2007, at 8:37 PM, hemant wrote:
>
> >> So far my experience with Ruby bindings for wordnet is, its stinking
> >> piece of shit. Its about time someone took ownership of this project
> >> and do something about it. I know I am not helping you much, but NLP
> >> is the one thing that makes me jealous of pythonists.
>
> Wow, okay. Care to elaborate on your experience?
>
> As for taking ownership of the project -- you're welcome to write
> your own
> library which is not a "stinking piece of shit" and take ownership of
> that.
> My giving the source I wrote for myself for my own projects away does
> not
> give you some kind of guarantee that it'll exactly suit your needs. I
> don't
> have any record of your suggestions, patches, or problem reports,
> which is
> the only way I'd know that it wasn't working for you. I'm happy to
> help try
> to diagnose problems, but if you're just sitting quietly fuming to
> yourself,
> there isn't much I can do for you.
>
> I'm sorry you so strongly disapprove of my code. I, too, am jealous
> of all
> the great NLP tools that Python has (especially nltk), but I'm at least
> trying to change that instead of sulking in a corner hurling insults at
> people that are giving you stuff for nothing.
>
> > Not to mention link parser support in linguistic library,which doesn't
> > work at all.
>
> It certainly works for me, and I again haven't had any reports from
> you to
> the contrary. My email address is in the README of every one of my
> projects.
>
> $ irb
> Requiring 'linguistics' module...
> Calling Linguistics::use( :en )
> irb(main):001:0>
> Linguistics::EN.has_link_parser?
>                                                => true
> irb(main):002:0> "Get the leftmost ball from the rack.".sentence.verb
> => "get"
> irb(main):003:0> "Get the leftmost ball from the rack.".sentence.subject
> => nil
> irb(main):004:0> "Get the leftmost ball from the rack.".sentence.object
> => "ball"
> irb(main):005:0> puts "Get the leftmost ball from the
> rack.".sentence.diagram
>
>      +-------------------------Xp-------------------------+
>      |       +--------------MVp-------------+             |
>      |       +-----------Os-----------+     |             |
>      |       |    +---------Ds--------+     +----Js---+   |
>      +---Wi--+    |        +-----A----+     |   +--Ds-+   |
>      |       |    |        |          |     |   |     |   |
> LEFT-WALL get.v the leftmost[?].a ball.n from the rack.n .
>
> => nil
>
> --
> Michael Granger <g... / FaerieMUD.org>
> Rubymage, Architect, Believer
> The FaerieMUD Consortium <http://www.FaerieMUD.org/>
> ruby -e "p 12383406064495388618631689469409153107.to_s(36).tr('z',' ')"