Ruby Weekly News: 02/18/2002
   
   A summary of activity on the ruby-talk mailing list, brought to you
   this week by Phil Tomson.
   
   ANNOUNCEMENTS
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   RUDE4C 0.1
          Arno Erpenbeck announced the first release of the Ruby
          Documentation Extractor for C (RUDE4C) which can be used to
          scan library extentions written in C and generates a
          class/module tree with methods defined in them. Output formats
          include text, rd and html.
          
   RDoc now handles C extensions
          Coincidentally, Dave Thomas announced this week that RDoc ([1])
          now handles C extensions.
          
   REXML 1.2.6
          Sean Russell announced the latest version of REXML([2]). This
          version contains bug fixes, improvements to pretty printing and
          some documentation changes.
          
   RubyStudio 0.1
          RubyStudio ([3]) is a MacOSX IDE for Ruby developed by Chris
          Gehlker.
          
   INTERESTING THREADS
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   Ruby Developer's Guide arrives
          Another fine Ruby book has been added to the bookshelf.
          Congratulations to Robert Feldt, Lyle Johnson, Michael Neumann
          and everyone else who contributed to the "Ruby Developer's
          Guide".
          
   "Powered by Ruby" banner discussion
          Some Rubyists have been wanting a 'Powered by Ruby' logo to put
          on their web pages.
          
   Keyword arguments... er, discussions
          Several different approaches to keyword arguments are being
          discussed in a very polite and civilized manner (who said
          anything about an argument ;-).
          
   Ruby and .NET
          Should we develop a version of Ruby for .NET? This question has
          been developing a bit of heat on the mailing list this week.
          
   Bothered by 'respond_to?'
          ...You're not alone. Several people expressed their discomfort
          with the idiom this week.

References

   1. file://localhost/tmp/t.html
   2. file://localhost/tmp/t.html
   3. http://homepage.mac.com/canyonrat/