Hi,

Please ignore this reply.  I'm just testing whether I can post a reply and
then view it using Outlook Express.

Regards,
Richard


"Xavier" <NOSPAM / keepyourspam.com> wrote in message
news:pan.2004.05.11.22.52.24.17880 / keepyourspam.com...
> Hi all,
>
> For some reason, yaml reads strings beginning with a colon as symbols
> which leads to 'cannot dup symbol' exceptions.
>
>  $ ruby -v
> ruby 1.8.1 (2004-04-24) [i686-linux-gnu]
>
> $ irb
> irb(main):001:0> require 'yaml'
> => true
> irb(main):002:0> YAML::load(" :0 local".to_yaml)
> => " :0 local"
> irb(main):003:0> YAML::load(":0 local".to_yaml)
> => :"0 local"
>
> Note the first string has a leading space and the second has not. The
> latter is not read back correctly.
>
>
> Is this is a bug?
> Does anyone know a workaround?
>
> Thanks.


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