----- Original Message -----
From: "Yukihiro Matsumoto" <matz / ruby-lang.org>

irb does not support $SAFE>0.  It is restriction, not bug.
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But it wouldn't let me quit!  I had to `kill -9' it to stop it.

It seems like it could check for the string 'exit' before it tries to eval
it.  (Perhaps only if $SAFE > 0.)  Or it could quit on Control-C if $SAFE >
0.  Or it could just check, before it displays the prompt, and quit with an
error message if $SAFE > 0.  Just off the top of my head...

Seems like a bug to me,

Chris