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^ Ruby 1.8.2
114748 [george.mosch] has anyone any idea when ruby 1.8.2 is going to be released?
114752 [gsinclair so] July 2004 I think :P
+ 114762 [george.mosch] Super-easy is not enough I am afraid :(
| 114776 [batsman.geo ] What else do you need? RubyGems and rpa-base can be used if you're not
| 114786 [george.mosch] No I just think, that some of the ruby/extensions should be part of the
| 114801 [eeklund gmai] We've had occasionally had fairly bad experiences with pulling
| 114809 [nathaniel ta] I'll just chime in here quickly and say that test/unit development has
+ 114781 [transami run] +1, I actually wish rdoc and yaml were gems.

^ How to sort a table in Ruby?
114753 [nkb pacific.] I've a table with about 10 fields. I would like to be able to sort
114761 [B.Candler po] Something like this?
114764 [bob.news gmx] "Brian Candler" <B.Candler@pobox.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
114779 [gavin refine] The reason that #sort_by is better than #sort is described in the
+ 114791 [bob.news gmx] "Gavin Kistner" <gavin@refinery.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
+ 114836 [flgr ccan.de] It is possible when you want to sort by something that can be expressed
+ 114841 [flori nixe.p] sort_by is only better if creating a temporary array of length n for
  114843 [B.Candler po] remembering that Array#sort is exactly Array#dup.sort! (as it the case with

^ dynamic text as gif
114763 [csshsh struc] does anybody of you know of a lib which generates a gif or a png
115486 [eule space.c] Do use RMagick ! (excerpt from text.rb in examples:)

^ FOSDEM call for presence: any rubyists interested?
114765 [rb raphinou.] Just after Rubycon, and just before Euruko is maybe not the best time to send
114774 [Richard_Dale] If I come would anyone be interested in a presentation about QtRuby and
114954 [raphael.baud] If no other rubyists are interested, it will be hard to give a room for Ruby.
114963 [Richard_Dale] Yes, KDE and ruby go together beautifully - you don't see what an elegant
114965 [raphael.baud] O'Reilly is our main sponsor, and I thought they distributed the book in Europe (is that correct?).

^ Trapping 'exit from ruby world' in a C extension
114766 [Richard_Dale] I've looking into a problem with the QtRuby extension when it occasionally
114775 [Richard_Dale] I've actually managed to solve this problem a different way now, by deleting

^ Coding assistance for Emacs
114768 [heimdall uni] I'm doing my first stept with Ruby now. I really enjoy it. But I'm
+ 114875 [aero6dof yah] One useful key combo is M-/ (i think that's the default mapping). It
| 114946 [heimdall uni] Yes, this is indeed very useful. But M-/ is nearly unpressable with a
+ 114878 [ruby brian-s] My ruby xemacs setup. Has hide-show of functions [f4,f5,f6,f7]
  114944 [heimdall uni] I think I'll adopt a lot of your stuff. Especially looking up a keyword
  114982 [kristof vlee] Thanks!  Download the latest version at
  115036 [heimdall uni] Ah. I've searched the web but didn't find ri-emacs.
  115051 [kristof vlee] Good, it should work then :)

^ Latest progressbar gem
114790 [transami run] Noticed that the progressbar gem in repository is version 0.0.3. But, if my

^ A ruby course
114824 [ruby brian-s] again I ask for your help. I'm going to give a 16 hours course on ruby
+ 114829 [james graypr] The presentation is looking pretty good.  One thing I did notice, on
| + 114832 [Becker004 gm] Do you have speaker notes?
| + 114861 [ruby brian-s] Thanks ;) I really liked this. Even though the unetched one had a better
|   114867 [james graypr] If you're worried about it, just include my name.  Hmm, unless you want
+ 114830 [curt hibbs.c] This is great! Can I add your slides to the WhyRuby? repository
| + 114834 [Becker004 gm] Ruby Quick Start by Michael Neumann
| + 114839 [curt hibbs.c] Page 8:    if the situation is not ambigue
| | 114840 [curt hibbs.c] Gee... there's a mistake in my correction!  :-(
| | 114857 [ruby brian-s] Thanks for taking the time to read it!
| + 114864 [ruby brian-s] Shure, but the final relase will be on sunday after the course has
|   114888 [curt hibbs.c] Thanks you.  If you could just let me know when you then they are ready, I
+ 114983 [angus quovad] [Brian Schr?der <ruby@brian-schroeder.de>, 2004-10-04 19.17 CEST]
+ 115001 [gsinclair so] p4. Output doesn't fit on page (what I'll call "output overflow").
| + 115016 [ruby brian-s] Thanks a lot for the exhaustive list! I'm sorry that I seem to have put
| + 115042 [ruby brian-s] I need more help.
|   + 115044 [ryco gmx.net] what about
|   | + 115045 [ryco gmx.net] make that 'and does that to all children'
|   | + 115048 [ruby brian-s] Sadly I don't want to introduce REXML (even though its a great library).
|   + 115052 [markus reali] * Sub class (or extend) array to support "card deck" semantics,
|   + 115055 [ehames gmail] "Attach additional responsibilities to an object dynamically.
|   | + 115060 [james graypr] There was an excellent example along these lines in the RubyConf '04
|   | | + 115061 [ehames gmail] That's right, I meant adding the #fibonacci method to Fixnum.
|   | | + 115071 [markus reali] Here's something I've used from time to time (not completely fleshed
|   | + 115070 [ruby brian-s] Should be 12, shouldn't it?
|   |   + 115072 [ehames gmail] 0.fib  > 0
|   |   | 115074 [ruby brian-s] Oh, 12 was the sum of the fibonaccy numbers up to 5. Too much thinking
|   |   | 115079 [ehames gmail] What are you talking about? As far as I know the fibonacci series is defined as
|   |   | 115086 [ruby brian-s] I meant "bad for _my_ brain". Sorry if I have confused you. You were
|   |   + 115123 [gsinclair so] module InlineMath
|   + 115075 [see_signatur] The code below introduce a new string concatenation operator '/' which
|   | 115077 [ruby brian-s] That is short and cool. I think this could be an example for me!
|   + 115122 [gsinclair so] There are plenty of examples at http://extensions.rubyforge.org.  I
|     115146 [drewry gmail] A question someone asked earlier on ruby-talk might be an easy, but
|     115198 [Gavin.Kistne] module InlineMath
+ 115267 [ruby brian-s] Thank you all for the great discussion and helpfull examples!

^ Using Sqlite for processing
114827 [curne curnom] I thought this was cool enough to share.
+ 114835 [B.Candler po] Just a minor point, but db is *always* defined at that point in the code,
| 114862 [Ara.T.Howard] it may be defined, but it may not respond to 'close' if Database::new blew up.
| 114951 [B.Candler po] That's exactly what I was saying. The clause "if defined? db" should not be
+ 114926 [jgb3 email.b] Clever use of the bind parameters, Simon. I'd never have thought to use

^ Re: [QUIZ][SOLUTION] The Solitaire Cipher (#1)
114828 [WBrown isoft] I *finally* had a chance to play with this.  On the premise of "better
114831 [james graypr] Clever trick.  This is similar to how the Perl version works which you

^ Re: [QUIZ][SOLUTION] Secret Santas (#2)
114833 [WBrown isoft] Well, I originally was going to go down the "collect by family" road and

^ Ruby, Windows, and Matlab
114838 [ser germane-] I'm having a frustrating time trying to get a basic Matlab binding
+ 114845 [shanko_date ] I believe the one-click installer was built using VC++
| 114866 [curt hibbs.c] The one-click installer was built with vc++ 7.1. Theoretically I MinGW build
| 115489 [eule space.c] build
+ 114846 [shanko_date ] I believe the one-click installer was built using VC++

^ Syslog methods
114849 [mkhan lextra] Depending of various severity levels Syslog have the following methods
114852 [ruby-talk pc] I second that.  Fine, that's what the log-levels may be called, but we

^ http://www.rubyonrails.org/show/GettingStartedWithRails
114850 [Bil.Kleb NAS] FWIW, I found the following a little awkward, given that these
114856 [david loudth] That's the wonderful power of the wikis. You perceive this as a bug and

^ [SOLUTION] Secret Santas (#2)
114851 [Ara.T.Howard] ...

^ [OT] Re: [SOLUTION] Secret Santas (#2)
114853 [ruby brian-s] to which end are you using all those #{{{ comments? Is it to make your
114859 [Ara.T.Howard] ...
+ 114869 [aengstrom gn] That's neat. Would you care to share the relevant lines from your
| 114884 [Ara.T.Howard] ...
+ 114873 [ruby brian-s] Ahh,
  114885 [Ara.T.Howard] ...
  114897 [gsinclair so] Isn't it possible to fold based on syntax/indentation, thus getting
  114903 [Ara.T.Howard] ...
  114906 [gsinclair so] Can you impose limits on the madness?
  114915 [Ara.T.Howard] ...

^ problem with rdoc and extensions
114865 [cmills frees] I am trying to use rdoc to document a C extension.  The file structure
+ 114893 [cmills frees] Here I am replying to my own post...
| 114928 [dave pragpro] That's correct - it would be inappropriate to do that when RDoc is used
| 114931 [Ara.T.Howard] how about using cpp, or cat even, to inline all your c sources and the
| 115034 [cmills frees] That is a great idea.  Tried it and it works well.  You obviously don't
+ 124872 [rincongum ho] I just encountered the same problem with libpcap-ruby.
  124882 [Dave PragPro] I missed the original -- what's the issue?

^ Timeout error?
114879 [probertm nos] ...
114913 [batkins57 gm] begin
114935 [probertm nos] ...
+ 114937 [batkins57 gm] Hmm.  Well, your rescue clause is looking specifically for exceptions
+ 115181 [B.Candler po] It is for me (ruby-1.8.2p2, FreeBSD), so perhaps this is either a Windows

^ pstore.rb not operating in binmode
114881 [henning.koch] while using the Rails web framework, I came across an
+ 114889 [matz ruby-la] I have no machine that requires "binmode".  Does this patch work for
+ 114898 [gsinclair so] That's probably the reason I had Instiki failing big-time when running
+ 114956 [rff_rff remo] that means me :)
  114957 [ryco gmx.net] Susbstitution of \r\n with \n afaik
  114969 [henning.koch] Unfortunately it didn't. There are two more occasions
  114988 [matz ruby-la] Thank you for the information.  It will be fixed soon.

^ [Ruby Forum] Problem with rubygems installation in Cygwin
114882 [alex verk.in] Unanswered question from Ruby Forum
114922 [eban os.rim.] % objdump -p /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/i386-cygwin/digest/md5.so | grep 'DLL Name'

^ [Ruby Forum] What are the bugs/issues holding up Ruby 1.8.2 from release?
114883 [alex verk.in] Unanswered question on Ruby Forum
114891 [matz ruby-la] A release manager. ;-<
114918 [Becker004 gm] What does it take to be a release manager?
114919 [matz ruby-la] when he feels it's ready.  Thus he needs to be trusted from the
114920 [Becker004 gm] Do you want a gmail account for the position?
114923 [matz ruby-la] I'm not sure what we can do with a gmail account.  Besides, I already

^ [RCR] New [] Semantics
114890 [batkins57 gm] Currently, the following code
+ 114894 [matz ruby-la] RCR's are allowed to break exisiting codes, but NOT ALLOWED to mention
| 114896 [Ara.T.Howard] that's NOT what my wife says!  ;-)
| 114900 [matz ruby-la] Don't tell her.  She would notice we are weird people.
+ 114901 [flgr ccan.de] ...
+ 114910 [cc1 cec.wust] Yes but [start,length] is capable of expressing ranges that make no
| + 114912 [batkins57 gm] Good point.  I hadn't thought about that.  I just think the difference
| | 114914 [dblack wobbl] There are a couple of mneumonics for remembering which is which.
| | 115039 [bob windsong] And as I mentioned in a previous post, but which probably got lost in
| + 114925 [transami run] Hmm... It's still signifies a range. So if there were just a notation, then it
|   114938 [markus reali] Extend the Range so that either or both ends can be
|   + 114949 [transami run] Hmm... a bit of a touch up (btw unbound can be represented by it's own object,
|   | 115000 [markus reali] If there is no special syntax, but how do create them?  I'll admit
|   | 115090 [transami run] length
|   | 115136 [markus reali] I prefer mine (0 <..+ 42 & 0 <..<+ 42), but that could just be NIH
|   + 114959 [transami run] I occurs to me that the angry villagers might be confused. The example of the
|     + 114966 [B.Candler po] Yes, see adjacent thread. What it actually does is iterate all value from
|     | + 114972 [transami run] Certainly helps to know the distinction (which in unintuitive btw)
|     | | 114981 [B.Candler po] Erm, no I don't get that. You're declaring a 'member?' test for a class of
|     | | 115041 [transami run] Phew! Okay, I spent the last few hours working this thing out. What a chore!
|     | | 115119 [transami run] CURRENT
|     | + 114978 [flori nixe.p] rng.member?(val)   =>  true or false
|     |   114980 [B.Candler po] I agree, although it's really only an optimisation, because other cases will
|     |   114990 [flori nixe.p] True. At least it would behave like the documentation describes it.
|     |   114992 [B.Candler po] Hmm, but
|     + 115010 [markus reali] If I ever get past the parse.y hurdles, I plan to look at this.  I
+ 114929 [code joechen] I find it surprising that several people have expressed so much aversion
+ 114936 [markus reali] I think I killed it (admittedly, the thread was on it's last legs

^ RubyGems and RPA
114892 [james graypr] Having just read the RubyGems chapter in the Pickaxe II, I'm curious
+ 114895 [batkins57 gm] RPA and RubyGems both solve the same problem (automatic installation
| + 114977 [eeklund gmai] Association disclaimer: I'm the original architect of the RPA vision
| | 115194 [chadfowler g] I'm surprised to hear you say this.  .tar.gz files contain _less_
| | 115224 [eeklund gmai] I was imprecise here; what I meant was a .tar.gz + standard setup.rb.
| | + 115240 [chadfowler g] I'd like to hear the grumbling.  Specifically, it's important to hear
| | | + 115248 [horacio.lope] Extracted Lafcadio from the latest tarball available from Rubyforge,
| | | + 115502 [aredridel gm] Aright. Subscribing now.
| | |   115509 [chadfowler g] Thank you!
| | |   115519 [botp delmont] now that is cool.
| | |   115520 [botp delmont] *pls ignore my previous post. I cannot control my fingers sometimes... have
| | |   115535 [chadfowler g] require 'rubygems'
| | |   115536 [botp delmont] cool. thank you Chad for the update.
| | + 115251 [rich infoeth] I think you are ignoring a very important platform...Win32.  Realize that
| |   + 115260 [halostatue g] ...AND, we Win32 users don't want RubyGems (or any other packaging
| |   | + 115262 [chadfowler g] We had some good conversations with people (including you, I think) at
| |   | | 115308 [gsinclair so] What are we actually talking about here?  RubyGems is designed for the
| |   | | + 115309 [patrick hexa] I use ruby on windows. I
| |   | | | 115311 [botp delmont] w regards to packaging/deployment? Nothing. Only admins care on deployment.
| |   | | | + 115315 [agorilla gma] Actually, I'd imagine that varies by user (being one myself).  If any
| |   | | | + 115341 [rff_rff remo] do you think you could satisfy 3..6 if you had autogenerated .msi files?
| |   | | + 115314 [horacio.lope] Valid, interesting question.
| |   | | + 115339 [rff_rff remo] well, *I* would like to have the chance to repkg gems and rpas as .msi
| |   | + 115278 [rich infoeth] Yes, well, _our normal installer_ is 11MB and growing, and it does not
| |   |   + 115292 [curt hibbs.c] I'm the primary persono who has been maintaining the installer lately, and
| |   |   + 115480 [halostatue g] Okay ... both Chad and Rich have misunderstood what I've said.
| |   |     + 115483 [ryco gmx.net] How do other tools/environments do it?
| |   |     + 115487 [rich infoeth] I have not misunderstood you.  I am building a GUI for Win32 that lets you
| |   |     + 115495 [chadfowler g] Oh, Good ;)
| |   |     + 115538 [gsinclair so] I'd like to see a Win32 program that's dedicated to providing
| |   + 115277 [batsman.geo ] How so? I don't see why making RubyGems play nice with other repackagers
| |   + 115401 [eeklund gmai] I don't get it.  Are you trying to say that being able to export other
| + 115006 [ruby-lists l] package authors can also publish rpa packages
+ 114904 [gsinclair so] Same problem: management of Ruby libraries and applications.  Install,
  114921 [ruby-talk wh] It'd be great if there was an rpa-base gem, though.  And criss-cross.
  114971 [chadfowler g] There was at one point, but it was screwed up (my fault) so we removed
  114995 [Ara.T.Howard] you could create the first installer denial of service attack!

^ New Programming Ruby
114905 [w3gat nwlaga] I received my new Ruby book today.  I'm thrilled.
+ 114909 [gsinclair so] This reminded me to go check my mailbox.  I didn't even need to go
+ 114911 [news alum.wp] Hrm, I guess mine won't be signed, since I ordered it a few days
| 114917 [sstephenson ] I ordered Friday morning and received a signed-by-Andy copy today.
| 114940 [bobgus rcn.c] How can there be a 'New' Programming Ruby?
| 114961 [Stephan.Kaem] Let some Ruby enthusiasts do some incedible work for a while. ;-)
+ 115081 [mkhan lextra] Same here..

^ ANN: #IOWA on freenode,org
114908 [khaines enig] Hey, after spending a day getting a clue about how handy it is to have an

^ object id, objectspace, ip addresses
114916 [sean.zuzu gm] what determines an object id?
+ 114947 [bob.news gmx] "zuzu" <sean.zuzu@gmail.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
+ 114952 [B.Candler po] For most objects, it's just the address in memory of the datastructure for
+ 114962 [transami run] dRuby. Am I crazy?
  + 114976 [sean.zuzu gm] ok, yes, everyone seems to immediately think of drb/rinda because
  + 115033 [ruby-talk wh] YAML uses taguri for this very purpose.  You can create unique