SciTE is great for its highlighting, and the fact that you can run 
(most) scripts by pressing F5 - unfortunately, the "gets" method won't 
work with SciTe...  you'll have to run the program from a terminal.

  under ubuntu / linux it should be in Main Menu -> Accessories -> 
Terminal, under windows i think it's Start -> Run, but i'm not sure 
(google it)

  let's say that your program is named "my_program.rb" - in the terminal 
type:

ruby my_program.rb

  this should run the program, and let you use the "gets" method as you 
expect.

 - j

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