On 08/14/2012 08:12 AM, Andy P. wrote:
> I am trying to create a C extension for ruby. I am very new to
> development and have only just became familiar with ruby, so it im
> really lost. I have looked at "How to create a C Extension in Ruby in
> under five minutes" and it makes sense. The problem is that I dont know
> what program(s) to use to compile the C code and the ruby code. I have
> been using text documents for my ruby programming, so I have never
> needed to compile them. So here are my questions. If I want to make a C
> extension (following the model previously mentioned) what IDE do I use,
> and what file format do I compile to? Also, where do I place the ruby
> file and the C compiled file? And finally, will a simple notepad editor
> work for this ruby development. Remember, I am new to programming in
> general, so these questions may appear naive. Thanks.
What does your C extension do? It sounds a bit like you are jumping in 
the deep end with jeans and a woolly jumper on =]

Sam