>>>>> "T" == Tom Robinson <tom / alkali.spamfree.org> writes:

T> Is there a ruby equivalent of perl's Data::Dumper?  I'm only
T> interested in producing a human readable output of the objects tree,
T> not in evaling the data back into the program in some way.

 You can look at pp (it's in 1.7)

   http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/raa-list.rhtml?name=pp

T> Is there a way to list the current modules/objects available from
T> within the program?  Python has something like this ISTR, an array
T> called __dir__ or somesuch.

 See the module ObjectSpace

    http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/man-1.4/ObSpace.html


Guy Decoux