Hi,

Thanks for the responses.

I'm using Ruby version 1.8.4. It is installed from a one-click installer, 
called 184-20, distributed by "The RubyInstaller Team".

My work environment is a virtual machine with Windows XP running on VMWare 5.5.2.

Thanks,
Paul.


Todd Benson wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 3, 2008 at 7:39 AM, Paul Pladijs <paul.pladijs / skynet.be> wrote:
>>  Hi all,
>>
>>  I'm using IRB in a DOS box on Windows XP. I'm experiencing problems with the
>>  '#' sign.
>>
>>  When typing the '#' sign, IRB puts the sign in front of the line, so the whole
>>  line changes into a comment. Afterwards it shows a new prompt.
>>
>>  Here is an example:
>>
>>  I want to type this:
>>
>>  a = 1
>>  b = " #{a}"
>>
>>
>>  When typing this in IRB I get:
>>
>>  irb(main):001:0> a = 1
>>  => 1
>>  irb(main):002:0> #b = "
>>  irb(main):003:0* {a}"
>>  irb(main):004:0"
>>
>>
>>   From the moment I type the '#' sign, this sign gets placed before the b variable.
>>
>>  This makes IRB almost unusable for me :-(
> 
> Maybe you should show your versions, and what you use for Ruby (like
> one-click install, cygwin, or mingw).  That might allow people to help
> you a little.
> 
> Todd
>