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^ Ruby Specification
106823 [drossruby ya] Request. Can someone create a ruby specification? I
+ 106826 [mailinglists] That's a typo, the monster is  "eval.c".
+ 106828 [nospam nospa] Wow. I wish you the best of luck!
+ 106845 [surrender_it] I understand your reasons, but I think you can look at parse.y and
| 106859 [drossruby ya] I hope they are not SCO. I refuse to look at any
| + 106872 [mailinglists] You can have all in one interpreter binary, even DLL's. That is for
| + 106879 [surrender_it] yes but I intended: "you can have your own kind of gc, because ruby
| | 106882 [msparshatt y] I think changing to a reference counting GC system would change the
| | 106894 [surrender_it] CPython does reference count, while JPython should use the jvm's GC.
| | 106896 [msparshatt y] The problem would come if someone did release an alternate
| | + 106898 [vjoel PATH.B] In my understanding, ruby makes no guarantees about memory management,
| | | 107042 [quixoticsyco] Technically there is not even a guarantee that an unreferenced object
| | | + 107044 [vjoel PATH.B] True. I was forgetting that the GC is conservative. So "eventually" may
| | | + 107045 [mailinglists] Arachno Ruby as a larger program is using the Boehm Weisser GC. That
| | |   + 107048 [nospam nospa] Fascinating stuff.  You sound MUCH smarter than Lothar of the Hill
| | |   | 107050 [hal9000 hype] Haha, now, play nice. Lothar is a sharp guy. Though LOL at Mike Meyers.
| | |   + 107063 [Ruben.Vandeg] Do you use it as a drop-in replacement for "malloc" ?  Because, from
| | |     107064 [mailinglists] Yes i only changed malloc and calloc.
| | + 106907 [surrender_it] agreed, but given that current alghoritm is known (mark&sweep, unknown
| + 106897 [jamesUNDERBA] Not sure why you are so reluctant to mention an OS, or look at certain
+ 106883 [billk cts.co] Please don't take this as a criticism.  I am asking
  + 106885 [drossruby ya] I want to make sure my code stays under the BSD
  | 106931 [madsen lille] [snippety-snip]
  | 106939 [surrender_it] I don't think people is being "damn negative". I think everybody would
  + 106889 [jeremy chaos] (Disclaimer: the isn't really (directly) about Ruby, so you may think
    + 106890 [kristof vlee] I am not a lawyer, but I believe this is not correct.
    + 106895 [billk cts.co] Certainly.  I thought that copyright law (IANAL) distinguished

^ ruby as FP and OO, history of smalltalk and scheme
106824 [sean.zuzu gm] someone said earlier (sorry that i'm too lazy to properly attribute,

^ Compiling Ruby code
106837 [news.home.nl] Once in a while the question pops up if it is possible to compile Ruby
+ 106838 [bob.news gmx] "Nospam" <news.home.nl-1@nospam.no-nonsense.org> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
+ 106839 [mneumann nte] I remember that a long time ago, there was a ruby-to-c compiler (was it
| + 106840 [srubin fsisy] Yes, I have to vote for a bytecode compiler.  Right now I'm using ruby
| | 106876 [mailinglists] Use ExErb, in version 3.2 it stores the node trees. So this is true
| | + 106878 [srubin fsisy] Lothar,
| | | + 106881 [Ara.T.Howard] how about a simple 'ruby-interpreter' server written as a drb object.  the
| | | | 106900 [vjoel PATH.B] Cool idea. It's been in the back of my mind to do something like that.
| | | | 106958 [srubin fsisy] While this is a good idea, and actually may prove useful for me in the
| | | + 106921 [mailinglists] Okay then we need to port the stuff to Linux, it's not so difficult to
| | |   106940 [JRoshan blr.] charset="us-ascii"
| | |   106949 [Ruben.Vandeg] As has been said before, there _is_ a way to redistribute your
| | |   106955 [curt hibbs.c] These are excellent solutions. Unfortunately, they only work for Windows.
| | |   + 106956 [JRoshan blr.] charset="us-ascii"
| | |   | + 106964 [flgr ccan.de] I don't know if this is also true for RubyScript2Exe, but the
| | |   | + 106966 [Ruben.Vandeg] I noticed that too, that you already have 900k for something tiny, but
| | |   + 106960 [Ruben.Vandeg] Yep, you are right, it would be interesting to have tools similar as
| | |     + 106981 [dave.baldwin] Under Mac OS X an application presents itself as an executable file,
| | |     | + 107010 [drossruby ya] That is not the point of having a native compiler. The
| | |     | + 107049 [eyez illuzio] This is correct. 1.6 ships with panther and up, 1.8 will be in tiger.
| | |     + 106991 [curt hibbs.c] There is no actual work going on. What you read was my desire to add more
| | |     + 107036 [pan erikveen] I think it's possible to make a RubyScript2Exe for Linux. Even
| | |       107046 [mailinglists] Read Chapter 3 from
| | |       107047 [mailinglists] Sorry hit the send button to quickly.
| | + 107650 [billk cts.co] I read this with much interest (!) ... However I just
| |   107651 [mailinglists] I must say i didn't look at it exactly but in the source code of
| |   107714 [rcoder gmail] This chunk (from 'src/mod_bruby/mod_bruby.cpp' in the exerb-3.2.0
| |   107718 [vjoel PATH.B] Don't know whether this qualifies as quick, but why not just put your
| |   107724 [rcoder gmail] Joel,
| + 106874 [mailinglists] AFAIK it only packed the ruby code as a C string and called eval. Very
+ 106841 [DocBoobenste] It is generally difficult to create a compiler for interpreted
+ 106847 [surrender_it] I agree that this could be done, linking the runtime for dynamic
+ 106856 [kristof vlee] Yes, that's possible, but depending on the C code you write, there
| 106857 [phubuh phubu] That's not strictly true.  If you convert the code to
| 106861 [kristof vlee] That's interesting.  Could you explain how that works?
| 106869 [phubuh phubu] In continuation-passing style, no expressions ever return.  When you
+ 106862 [drossruby ya] The answer is really yes. Why? People say no because
| 106864 [gsinclair so] My fearless prediction: no-one will write a Ruby specification if you
| 106868 [drossruby ya] I do not know if I can look at the source to make a
| 106962 [ser germane-] Hey David,
| 106992 [curt hibbs.c] I'd love to see one two!
| 106994 [surrender_it] IIRC Robert Feldt's student should end his 'ruby on the clr' project
+ 106901 [usenet2 nosp] Thanks all for the interesting read. I don't need my Ruby code to be

^ rcrchive superseed fails
106844 [mneumann nte] I just tried to superseed RCR265, but it failed with internal server
107367 [dblack wobbl] I'll try to do some testing and figure out why.  Sometimes these

^ (Simple) Tracing with Ruby
106846 [christoph.ne] I'm  using ruby 1.6.8 (2002-12-24) [i586-mswin32]
+ 106848 [bob.news gmx] "Christoph Neubauer" <christoph.neubauer@siemens.com> schrieb im
| 106850 [christoph.ne] Thanks, I'll follow that link
| 106851 [bob.news gmx] "Christoph Neubauer" <christoph.neubauer@siemens.com> schrieb im
+ 106853 [flgr ccan.de] Moin!

^ Java ResourceBundle like class in Ruby
106852 [ehames gmail] class in Ruby. Basically, what I need is hash which is initialized by
+ 106854 [halostatue g] Something like PStore might be what you need. I'm not sure, as I've
+ 106867 [bob.news gmx] "Edgardo Hames" <ehames@gmail.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
| 106884 [ehames gmail] I don't understand the parent member. Is it the fall back bundle it is
| 106941 [bob.news gmx] "Edgardo Hames" <ehames@gmail.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
+ 106880 [surrender_it] maybe you can use an hash and set the default value as a proc that
+ 106887 [ahoward noaa] ~ > cat a.rb
| 106943 [bob.news gmx] "Ara.T.Howard" <ahoward@noaa.gov> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
+ 106932 [nahi keynaut] Though I have not yet understood what you need clearly, when you are

^ using rdoc to document dynamically-generated classes
106855 [pbrannan atd] I have a number of classes that are dynamically generated at the time my
106858 [dave pragpro] If you're writing in 'C', and if you know the names ofthe classes
106866 [pbrannan atd] How do I document the methods of the class using this technique?
106875 [dave pragpro] That's difficult, because presumably you're using the same method body
106892 [pbrannan atd] I will have to think about this for a while.  It's definitely not

^ DBUnit for Ruby?
106860 [djberg96 hot] Is there anyone out there working on something like DBUnit for Ruby?
+ 106863 [mneumann nte] Looks like ActiveRecords's Fixtures. No?
+ 106865 [shanko_date ] I am working on TUnit (which is a more specific

^ Ruby Course
106877 [spam0504 bss] here at my university we want to give some summer courses organized by

^ str_buf safety
106886 [cmills frees] VALUE str_buf;
106888 [cmills frees] VALUE str = rb_str_new(buf, len);

^ Ruby legalities & The Ruby Foundation
106891 [ptkwt aracne] There have been several posts recently about the legality of using Ruby in
+ 106893 [lyle.johnson] I don't have a problem with Ruby's license, but I've not yet been in
| 106903 [jamesUNDERBA] That makes sense.  While an informed and educated statement about the
+ 106899 [bg-rubytalk ] A lawyer licensed in what jurisdiction?  Answering what question?

^ Simple Solution to Ruby Licensing Issues/Misunderstandings
106904 [nospam nospa] After hearing a lot of confusion abour ruby licensing, I decided to
106905 [aredridel nb] #5: Get OSI to list the license.
106906 [nospam nospa] That doesn't solve the problem of people not understanding the license
106912 [discord mac.] Or how about this: Ruby is dual-licensed; it can be used under the Ruby
107008 [ehames gmail] Is that allowed by the mix-in mechanism supported by Ruby ;-)
107028 [ptkwt aracne] module LGPL

^ Onigurama
106908 [harryo zip.c] I've just started reading "Mastering Regular Expressions" because, while
+ 106911 [nospam nospa] It would be great if Onigurama can be selected as drop-in replacement
| + 106918 [harryo qiqso] Agreed.  I was going to suggest that, but thought better of it, since I don't know how ready for production it is.
| | 106944 [surrender_it] well, oniguruma is being around for years, the 1.0 version is dated
| + 106919 [discord mac.] If you get Onigurama from the cvs, it states in the README (i think)
| | 106973 [tom infoethe] If someone wants to set up a "Ruby 1.8.x with Onigurama".tar.gz, I'd be
| | 106974 [aredridel nb] I would, but it is -rather- easy to make it go with 1.8 yourself. I've
| + 107079 [roberto REMO] On FreeBSD systems, one has just to specify "WITH_ONIGURUMA=yes" with
|   107157 [muellerix gm] Just did that and it works like a charm!
+ 106913 [horacio.lope] Oniguruma would make it in 1.9
| 106914 [halostatue g] It is my understanding that 1.9 already uses Oniguruma as its default
| 106916 [batsman.geo ] The numbering policy has changed. What you describe applied up to 1.8,
+ 106915 [gsinclair so] Is it not possible/practical to use Onigurama as a separate library?
  106945 [surrender_it] it should be, see gyazmail reachable from

^ Ruby/Tk article on macdevcenter
106909 [ptkwt aracne] Phil
+ 106910 [cyclists nc.] Timely. I'm just about to embark on my first Ruby/Tk application.
+ 106937 [martindemell] Sadly the guy seems rather new to Ruby - his overloaded initialize method
+ 106942 [surrender_it] ruby -e "self.puts 'ciao' "
  106969 [Stephan.Kaem] puts is - as the error message says, a privat method.
  106970 [decoux moulo] svg% ruby -e 'Kernel.puts "I am a Kernel module function"'
  106972 [surrender_it] well, but since
  106976 [decoux moulo] yes and no

^ GC with OLE Automation
106920 [ssk chol.nos] I access MS Excel using OLE Automation with Ruby.
106926 [sdate everes] Sam,
106927 [ssk chol.nos] Thank you for replying.
106953 [sdate everes] Yes, I see the same problem with irb. But remember irb does

^ freeRIDE ML down?
106922 [mortonda dgr] I sent a message to the freeRIDE users list
106923 [curt hibbs.c] Hmmm... I'm not aware of it being down, but it does have a very low traffic

^ Re: [FR-users] RE: freeRIDE ML down?
106928 [mortonda dgr] It made it this time.  :/

^ Net::SSH difficulties
106929 [hal9000 hype] I just installed Net::SSH 0.0.3 and started to play with it.
106961 [jgb3 email.b] Hal,
106968 [hal9000 hype] ruby -v yields: ruby 1.8.2 (2004-07-08) [i686-linux]
106971 [jgb3 email.b] ruby -ropenssl -e "p OpenSSL::PKey::DH.instance_method(:g)"
106975 [hal9000 hype] $ ruby -ropenssl -e "p OpenSSL::PKey::DH.instance_method(:g)"
106977 [jgb3 email.b] I would certainly expect the .so to have a similar timestamp to the .rb.
106980 [hal9000 hype] OK, thanks, I will rebuild and try it again after lunch.

^ Material on teaching ruby (Was: Ruby Course)
106935 [spam0504 bss] I thought about my post and decided that the subject line did not say
106948 [armin xss.de] I can email you the open-office source.
+ 106954 [DocBoobenste] your couse description feels like "A survey of Ruby". How about using
+ 106982 [feldt ce.cha] I introduced an OO pseudolanguage in lecture 8 in my SW Eng course last

^ bug in uri standard library ?
106959 [dmertz free.] There seem to be a bug in the regexps appearing in lib/uri/common.rb.

^ thread safe?
106979 [snowzone5 ho] i see that a number of modules are declared 'thread safe?'
106983 [drbrain segm] The methods inside them can be called concurrently from multiple
106990 [snowzone5 ho] thread safe?
+ 107014 [bob.news gmx] "tony summerfelt" <snowzone5@hotmail.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
| 107109 [snowzone5 ho] thread safe?
+ 107016 [drbrain segm] I didn't explain it very well, and my definition may be a little off
  107111 [snowzone5 ho] thread safe?
  107112 [ehames gmail] You should. That's what a mutex is for. I believe Robert meant that no

^ Skipping an ancestor method
106984 [adam tamewar] I'd like to call a particular inherited method rather than the one in
+ 106985 [mneumann nte] alias object__to_s to_s
+ 106993 [pit capitain] Object.instance_method( :to_s ).bind( self ).call
  + 106999 [flgr ccan.de] For the fun of it I've taken this to the extreme and called it
  | + 107102 [retnuh eirco] Should this take a block, for completeness?
  | | 107104 [flgr ccan.de] # Like super this calls methods from the inheritance chain which this
  | + 107106 [retnuh eirco] Should this take a block, for completeness?
  + 107315 [adam tamewar] That did the trick -- thanks!

^ Please e-mail Google to help the Ruby Garden Wiki
106986 [no_replies f] I have sent the following e-mail message to suggestions@google.com. It's an
+ 106987 [rcoder gmail] This would make much more sense as a 'meta' tag value, or even as a
+ 106989 [walker letha] robots.txt ?
| + 106995 [discord mac.] Glancing at the specs, it seems that the benefits of someone posting
| | 107019 [drbrain segm] <META NAME=3D"ROBOTS" CONTENT=3D"NOFOLLOW, NOINDEX">
| + 107006 [no_replies f] Greg,
+ 107021 [drbrain segm] an

^ VB(ish) replacement
106988 [NOSPAMdbolan] The other day I was asked if there is an open source replacement for VB6
+ 106996 [flgr ccan.de] Ruby has all these features. Blocks are a very handy tool for high-level
+ 106997 [lbates swami] Others have answered most of the other questions.
| + 107000 [cmills frees] As easy as or easier than Ruby?
| + 107003 [mneumann nte] Ruby has this all, too ;-)
| + 107005 [flgr ccan.de] Using these new keywords I had another look at RAA and also found
| + 112264 [horacio.lope] For the rest, you have Ruby
|   112265 [horacio.lope] oh, might I add...
+ 106998 [srubin fsisy] I'm fairly certain you can use python and glade together to make cross
+ 107026 [jjl pobox.co] Can't speak for Ruby, but I'm fairly sure both Perl and Python do fine
| 107110 [claird laird] I'm going to complexify the story slightly:  I'm unconvinced about
| 107457 [snowzone5 ho] i don't think there's an easier way to write a gui app than tcl/tk.
| + 107471 [gsinclair so] What about Ruby/Tk?  How does that compare?
| + 107518 [tom infoethe] Good times!
+ 112249 [jkugler bigf] Gnome basic, now dead.  However, mbas, the Mono Basic *is* alive and well,
  112259 [lyle.johnson] Wrong, but no need for a flame war. ;)
  112261 [rff_rff remo] I guess you missed an implicit " ;) " :)

^ openssl not getting built
107001 [hal9000 hype] I'm building the July 20 snapshot on Fedora 1.
107004 [jgb3 email.b] Where is your ssl.h located? Mine's at /usr/include/openssl/ssl.h ... Is
107007 [hal9000 hype] That's just it -- it doesn't seem to be *anywhere*. And yet it would seem
+ 107009 [ahoward noaa] if you use something evil, like rpms, you can easily have *.so files but not
| 107011 [hal9000 hype] OK, but the ones I have are all under ruby directories... I'm pretty sure
| + 107015 [jgb3 email.b] Ah, sorry Hal. That answers the question in my last email. I thought you
| | 107020 [hal9000 hype] The grep for ruby was just a dumb mistake of course.
| | + 107023 [tom infoethe] [tom@hal tom]$ rpm -qil openssl-devel | grep "ssl\.h"
| | + 107024 [rt alum.wpi.] Well, yeah -- you don't need to have the headers installed for
| |   + 107025 [hal9000 hype] Interesting, I somehow thought it did. Add that to the list of
| |   + 107066 [rasputnik he] reduces clutter???
| + 107018 [ahoward noaa] ok.  i meant installing openssl via rpms.
|   107022 [hal9000 hype] I guess I assumed that if it was under the ruby tree, it didn't come directly
+ 107013 [jgb3 email.b] Well, correct me if I'm wrong, but you indicated in your original post
  107017 [ahoward noaa] or
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