I had the need for the perror thing in the past, but could not make it
happen.

C:\ruby180\>.\ruby -ve "system('qw'); p $?.methods;"
ruby 1.8.0 (2002-12-24) [i386-mswin32]
["exited?", "to_int", "stopped?", "==", "exitstatus", "stopsig", "inspect",
">>",
"&", "coredump?", "signaled?", "pid", "to_s", "to_i", "termsig", "freeze",
"nil?",
"class", "methods", "method", "instance_variables", "is_a?", "object_id",
"=~",
"__send__", "copy_object", "instance_eval", "extend", "instance_of?", "id",
"protected_methods", "equal?", "tainted?", "clone", "public_methods",
"untaint",
"respond_to?", "type", "frozen?", "taint", "kind_of?", "__id__",
"private_methods",
"eql?", "to_a", "display", "dup", "send", "hash", "singleton_methods",
"==="]

I hope any steps to improve this situation is cross-platform.
Don't forget us poor Windows programmers.
TIA,
-- shanko

"ts" <decoux / moulon.inra.fr> wrote in message
news:200303161452.h2GEqFE11740 / moulon.inra.fr...
> >>>>> "B" == Brian Candler <B.Candler / pobox.com> writes:
>
> B> It would be great to have:
> B>    p $?.exited?          -- true
> B>    p $?.exitstatus       -- 127
>
> pigeon% ruby -ve 'system("qw"); p $?.methods'
> ruby 1.8.0 (2003-03-09) [i686-linux]
> ["stopsig", "==", "coredump?", "to_i", "signaled?", ">>", "termsig",
> "inspect", "&", "to_int", "exited?", "pid", "to_s", "stopped?",
> "exitstatus", "freeze", "nil?", "is_a?", "class", "instance_variable_set",
> "methods", "extend", "__send__", "instance_eval", "instance_variables",
> "=~", "instance_of?", "object_id", "copy_object", "id",
> "protected_methods", "equal?", "respond_to?", "tainted?", "clone",
> "public_methods", "untaint", "method", "type", "instance_variable_get",
> "kind_of?", "frozen?", "taint", "send", "__id__", "private_methods",
> "eql?", "to_a", "dup", "===", "display", "hash", "singleton_methods"]
> pigeon%
>
>
>
> Guy Decoux
>