>>>>> "P" == Paul Brannan <pbrannan / atdesk.com> writes:

P> I wonder how hard it would be to get the interpreter to give a more
P> informative error message.

 Just the time for you to upgrade your version of ruby :-)

pigeon% irb
irb(main):001:0> require '/usr/lib/libm'
LoadError: irb: undefined symbol: Init_libm - /usr/lib/libm.so
        from (irb):1:in `require'
        from (irb):1
irb(main):002:0> 
pigeon% 

pigeon% ruby -v
ruby 1.6.8 (2002-11-09) [i686-linux]
pigeon% 



Guy Decoux