"jumbo" <bigggray / zoo.da> wrote in message news:<lhLZ9.54$XU7.21917869 / newssvr17.news.prodigy.com>...
> Hi,
> 
> A couple of years ago I started playing around with Python, and like it.
> Then about six months ago I tried Ruby.  I decided at that time to stay with
> Python for this type of programming, but recently decided to give Ruby
> another try.  This time, I'm beginning to like Ruby more.  Mostly I program
> in a Linux evironment using joe (as I do with C++ and Python).
> 
> 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.
> 
> Am I missing something.  Any help will be appreciated.
> 
> Ed Connell

Hi!

Maybe it pays to try PrimalScript?