Rick DeNatale wrote:
> No, if load won't work, require won't either.  Require is just the
> same as load except that it checks to see if the file has been already
> loaded and doesn't reload it if so.

Not true, because load ignores $LOAD_PATH:

irb(main):001:0> load 'fox16'
LoadError: no such file to load -- fox16
         from (irb):1:in `load'
         from (irb):1
irb(main):002:0> require 'fox16'
=> true

> I suspect that the problem is that he needs to first require 'rubygems'.

Yep, that's a good thing to check.

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