Have you seen/tried Live_Console?
http://rubyforge.org/frs/?group_id=4682&release_id=15655
I'm trying it out on a project.
I'm having some issues, but that's par 4 me.

aTb
MarkT

On Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 3:04 AM, Junkone <junkone1 / gmail.com> wrote:
> how do i invoke the irb during the execution of my code.
> for eg
> require "watir"
>   ie = Watir::IE.start( url)
> invoke irb so that i can inspect the ie and use the ie object
> interactively.
>
> Appreciate any help.
> seede
>
>