>>>>> "G" == GGarramuno  <GGarramuno / aol.com> writes:

G> 1) Is there anything like dir() in python?  This function allows you
G> to take any object and list all the methods available.
G>    Thus, dir("") would return all the String methods(length, etc) for
G> example.

 There are the methods Module#{,public_,private_,protected_}instance_methods

 For example

       String.instance_methods

 Same for Kernel#{,singleton_,public_,private_,protected_}methods

 for example 

       "".methods

G> Is this possible now?  What syntax?

 not yet

G> 3) In-line documentation?  Are there any guidelines to document
G> functions, classes, etc?  It seems ruby comes with some form of inline
G> docs called RDoc?  But I cannot find any docs for it, neither with ri
G> nor online.

 If you have 1.8.1, try

   rdoc -h

   ri

 and see the document

  ruby-1.8.1/lib/rdoc/README


G> 4) Is Ruby 64-bit compatible (ie. can it be compiled for Linux64 or
G> the Windows64 AMD betas)?

  no problem with sparcv9 and ia64


Guy Decoux