Hello all,

This is the last summary of ruby-dev ML in the 1st decade :-)


[ruby-dev:19588] Re: FileUtils.pwd

Minero Aoki answered Nobu's proposal for FileUtils module
in [ruby-dev:19544].

  1. copy_file supports IO as arguemnts

    => added a new method copy_stream

  2. cmp supports IO as arguments

    => added a new method compare_stream and compare_file, an alias
       of cmp

  3. uptodate? can be defined whether Time#mtime or Time#ctime
     is used for comparing time

    => rejected: it is enough to support only Time#mtime.

  4. uptodate? supports Time as an argument to compare time.

    => rejected: it is not obvious to support it or not by method name.


[ruby-dev:19638] [Oniguruma] Version 1.8.0 

K.Kosako released new version of Oniguruma, a regular
expression library.

  ftp://ftp.ruby-lang.org/pub/ruby/contrib/onigd20030222.tar.gz

New Features:

  1. introduce named subexp (Define: (?<name>...), Refer: \g<name>)
     (This function is suggested by Tanaka Akira.)
  2. introduce variable syntax (control to enable/disable meta
     characters)
  3. support Basic Regular Expression(BRE) in POSIX API



Best Regards,

TAKAHASHI 'Maki' Masayoshi     E-mail: maki / rubycolor.org