That's exactly what I am having on Solaris right now (no problems on Linux).
Actually, I got it working eventually, however irb requires a shared library
libreadline.so.4. When you setup correct LD_LIBRARY_PATH everything works
fine. But I do not like it. So I try to figure out how to make extention
module Readline to compile with static libreadline.a instead of dynamic.

I'll share results when I am done (hope soon).
Gennady.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Garriss, Michael" <Michael.Garriss / abacus-direct.com>
To: "ruby-talk ML" <ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org>
Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2002 9:05 AM
Subject: Re: Vim like ruby interpreter?


> [local]frisco:mgarriss:~/dev/jts> irb --readline
> /home/mgarriss/lib/ruby/1.6/irb/context.rb:64:in `initialize':
uninitialized
> constant ReadlineInputMethod at IRB::Context (NameError)
> from /home/mgarriss/lib/ruby/1.6/irb.rb:90:in `new'
> from /home/mgarriss/lib/ruby/1.6/irb.rb:90:in `initialize'
> from /home/mgarriss/lib/ruby/1.6/irb.rb:57:in `new'
> from /home/mgarriss/lib/ruby/1.6/irb.rb:57:in `start'
> from /home/mgarriss/bin/irb:13
>
> Any idea anyone?
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Garriss, Michael [mailto:Michael.Garriss / abacus-direct.com]
> Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2002 9:42 AM
> To: ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org
> Subject: Re: Vim like ruby interpreter?
>
>
> Thank you for the quick response but...
> How do I build irb with readline?  ./configure --with-readline??
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gennady F. Bystritsky [mailto:gfb / tonesoft.com]
> Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2002 9:23 AM
> To: ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org
> Subject: Re: Vim like ruby interpreter?
>
>
> Compile irb with readline, create file ~/.inputrc and put
>      set editing-mode vi
> Then set envar INPUTRC=~/.inputrc
> Enjoy "irb --readline"
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Garriss, Michael" <Michael.Garriss / abacus-direct.com>
> To: "ruby-talk ML" <ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org>; <vim / vim.org>
> Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2002 7:50 AM
> Subject: Vim like ruby interpreter?
>
>
> > being a vimmer and a newbie to ruby I have come across the need for the
> > following.  I 'irb' like creation with vim editing (maybe like bash's
> set -o
> > vi).  Hints?  Leads?  Links?
> >
> > TIA
> >
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