"dhtapp" <dhtapp / cox.net> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I've snagged the Ruby Nutshell book (which is jam-packed full of stuff that
> I currently can't decipher), and have another book on the way from Amazon
> soon.  I'm trying to be patient, to go through the docs, and to leave you
> more adept folks alone until I can at least ask some non-tedious questions.
> But I have this nagging issue that I really want to find out about NOW, and
> I'm hoping someone will have a little mercy on a newbie.
>
> Namely:  I've seen references to "self-compiled" Ruby files.  What does that
> mean, or, where do I read up on it?
>
> Thanks!
>
> - dan, slinking back into the kiddie pool
>

If you're referring to:-
http://www.ruby-talk.org/78848

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same.rb:4: [BUG] rb_sys_fail() - errno == 0
ruby 1.8.0 (2003-08-04) [i386-mingw32]
abnormal program termination

It is a self-compiled ruby.
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he means he compiled Ruby from the source so
isn't using a pre-compiled binary (like the
one-click install for Windows).

You can't compile Ruby scripts.


daz