Jim Freeze wrote:
> Hi:
> 
> How would I modify the text below __END__?
> 
> ----- begin file ---
> # code to modify text below
> __END__
> change me
> ---- end file---

Take a look at "roof" on RAA. It uses the DATA as a stream to keep 
persistent state in.

(Briefly, roof is a simple oriented file system in which files are 
treated as objects which have classes, methods, and state. The files are 
executable, and methods are accessible as command-line arguments.)

See the documentation section on "Using the data section" and also the 
datastream.rb file.

HTH,
   Joel