jumbo wrote:
> I decided to try Ruby in Windows (XP) and downloaded it from the Practical
> Programmer site.  The package includes a spiffy editor SciTE, but when I try
> to run my program from within this editor, it seems to not know about
> standard input.  It gives a bad file descriptor error for gets whether I
> simply write it gets or $stdin.gets.

I had the same problem with SciTE, so I'm using RDE now. The debugger 
never quite runs as I'd expect and it has no code folding, but otherwise 
it's fine.

Cheers, Ralf.