>>>>> "J" == Jim Freeze <jim / freeze.org> writes:

J> I don't know how to do that yet.
J> I have just declared them as static in my .c file. But, maybe that
J> doesn't matter.

 Something like this

#include <ruby.h>

static VALUE re_equal, re_space;

static VALUE
tt_sub_bang(VALUE line)
{
 VALUE sp = rb_str_new2(" ");

 rb_funcall(line, rb_intern("gsub!"), 2, re_equal, sp) 
 /* ... */
 return line;
}


void Init_tt()
{
    re_equal = rb_reg_regcomp(rb_str_new2("\\s*=\\s"));
    re_space = rb_reg_regcomp(rb_str_new2("\\s+"));
    /* register the variable */
    rb_global_variable(&re_equal);
    rb_global_variable(&re_space);
    /* ... */
}


Guy Decoux