Hi,

   An application I'm creating crashes ruby 1.73 (I'm using the windows 
distribution from Pragmatic Programmers).
   The lines where the crash occurs (at least that's what the message 
says) are:

def float_translator (str)
   str.gsub(/([\d\+\-\.]+) (\+ | \-) (\d*) (\| | $)/ix){$1 + 'E' + $2 + 
$3 + $4}.to_f
end


   Bye,
   Maur?cio