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^ [ANN] Dedicated Rails mailing list
116616 [david loudth] So I finally caved in. There's now a dedicated Rails mailing list at

^ IOWA Question (long because of code snippets)
116630 [ben blahr.co] I've been looking through the archives of this list some, but I'm feel
116712 [khaines enig] I obviously need to get more documentation up on the web, as you are the

^ Re: DBI Mysql storing DBI:binary, trouble with character 26
116632 [jhauss gfi.f] EUREKA.

^ [RCR] digest/from_io
116637 [mneumann nte] Would be nice to have in standard Ruby, as it's common to calculate a
+ 116689 [gsinclair so] Yeah, sounds like a good idea.
+ 116691 [nobu.nokada ] def Digest::Base.from(src)
  116852 [mneumann nte] What if #each does not return a string? Does #update work for all Ruby
  116861 [halostatue g] src.each { |data| digest.update(data) }

^ GEMs and RPAs
116649 [the_pinestra] I'm not sure what I would call myself as far as Ruby
+ 116651 [eeklund gmai] RubyGems attempts to make it possible for authors to package their
| + 116656 [cameron.mcbr] I find the above fact very awesome.  Kudos to both groups!
| + 116659 [chadfowler g] Well said, Eivind.  The biggest difference is that RubyGems is a
+ 116655 [james graypr] Just to add a little to what others will say, I believe Gems have
  116694 [transami run] I haven't tried RPA yet, does RPA have uninstall command?
  116696 [dross code-e] dross@dfbsd0:~> rpa
  116764 [brianwisti y] [ ... ]
  116765 [dross code-e] I forgot to add the word yes. I just wanted to show what other commands

^ Need Help on Ruby Details
116650 [litleguy ben] I am shooting in the dark here. I have few very significant questions
+ 116658 [halostatue g] I don't understand your first question at all; for your middle
+ 116666 [markus reali] I am in part guessing what you want to know.  You may want to look at
+ 116699 [eule space.c] Your mail seemed very intriguing: If you don't have to violate
| 116708 [litleguy ben] I am diggin myself into ruby. As in C/C++/C#, Ruby must have tons of
| + 116713 [bob.news gmx] This thread becomes stranger with every posting: you're new to Ruby but
| | 116720 [batkins57 gm] The original post seemed almost like a homework assignment.
| + 116723 [james graypr] The Pragmatic Programmer's Guide (Second Edition)" may just be the best
+ 116711 [rff_rff remo] people already answered that you should be little more specific and

^ Eating sandwiches in the park
116652 [markus reali] If I decide to lunch in the park, taking my sandwich and bag of
+ 116657 [eeklund gmai] Because people are putting sandwitches everywhere, and a lot of us are
| + 116661 [brianwisti y] I don't know about you, but I always check to see what's in my sandwich
| | + 116664 [eeklund gmai] I'll just have to say that this does not match my experience.  I
| | | 116668 [brianwisti y] Sorry, I committed an error of omission with my message. I was
| | + 116671 [markus reali] Exactly, save one point: it also pays to keep an eye on people who
| | + 116705 [jamesUNDERBA] I'm still thinking of a semi-coherent addition to this thread, but in
| |   + 116732 [michael.deha] I am but a new convert here (coming from many languages, but loving
| |   | + 116734 [dross code-e] There is a project that is CPAN-like, its called RPA. It ca be found at
| |   | + 116744 [transami run] I have heard this before, but I am not familiar with CPAN. What is so good
| |   | | 116756 [dross code-e] CPAN  - www.cpan.org
| |   | + 116745 [eeklund gmai] I think Ruby does a very, very good job of making the good stuff easy
| |   |   116754 [chadfowler g] Same here with RubyGems (http://rubygems.rubyforge.org).  We've never
| |   + 116743 [hal9000 hype] And I in the meantime have Tom Lehrer's song running through my head,
| |     116768 [brianwisti y] "When they see us coming, the coders all try and hide.
| |     + 116771 [markus reali] I'd love to try the veal if the source code is available (you see,
| |     + 116796 [ptkwt aracne] ...
| + 116665 [eeklund gmai] I just realized I'd misread the original mail as an anology for the
| | 116672 [markus reali] No worries.  It gave me a brief happy moment of wondering if it
| + 116669 [markus reali] But this is exactly the point I don't get.  Who is forcing you?  Do
|   + 116673 [eeklund gmai] Employers, generally.
|   + 116674 [jgb3 email.b] No guns, but something just about as scary: the risk of losing my
|     + 116676 [brianwisti y] Hmm ... I guess it's up to us to (nicely) slap down anybody who tries
|     + 116679 [markus reali] Bingo.  I think that was the step I was missing.  I feel quite
|     + 116755 [jamesUNDERBA] I, too, have been earning a living using Java.  It's not so much
|       116758 [markus reali] You see it (at least I do) but you don't recognize it as "a new,
|       116761 [jamesUNDERBA] Good point.  I have some Ruby code that does XML transformations sing
+ 116667 [mkhan lextra] If you work for my sandwich franchise, you will have to make it the way
+ 116688 [Richard_Dale] The difference between the expectations of programmers with respect to the
+ 116772 [horacio.lope] mayonnaise, anyone ?

^ HELP with hard questions about Ruby's core
116653 [litleguy ben] I am shooting in the dark here. I have few very significant questions

^ Nubie: How to start?
116670 [graham inca.] I need to write a SQL report agent. Very simple.
+ 116675 [james graypr] Ruby has a DBI, like you're probably use to with Perl.
+ 116677 [zdennis mkte] This is very simple with the Net::SMTP library. It is apart of the
+ 116678 [shanko_date ] <graham@inca.freeserve.nospam.company.unitedkingdom>
  116778 [graham inca.] They are either Oracle or MySQL, but we have several different

^ [ANN] Needle 0.5.0
116695 [jgb3 email.b] Needle is a new dependency injection (a.k.a. "inversion of control")

^ diff2html - Pretty-printing big patches
116700 [burtdav hotm] ...
+ 116735 [shanko_date ] Dave,
+ 117012 [burtdav hotm] ...

^ [Q] drb, Session::Bash & FreeBSD
116701 [listen marcr] Dear list,
+ 116702 [listen marcr] #!/usr/local/bin/bash
+ 116715 [listen marcr] - when I started the script manually I was always the user "toor" (thats an
| 116746 [Ara.T.Howard] ...
+ 116725 [dross code-e] Okay, issue1. you shoulnt use direct paths. use
+ 116728 [rasputnik he] I'll leave aside the whole security thing of this for now :)
| 116740 [Ara.T.Howard] as an aside, you can set the path of a session using
| 116806 [listen marcr] [path setting discussion]
| 116808 [Ara.T.Howard] you could change this with
+ 116741 [Ara.T.Howard] benny-
  116807 [listen marcr] it ran as root in both cases, so the permissions should make no difference.
  116814 [Ara.T.Howard] try this
  + 116816 [Ara.T.Howard] benny-
  | 116819 [listen marcr] yes sure, but since the recipient has the id_rsa.pub in his known hosts its
  + 116817 [listen marcr] the logfile is created and filled correctly with the output of the script.
    + 116820 [Ara.T.Howard] ...
    | 116824 [listen marcr] total 32
    + 116821 [Ara.T.Howard] basically this is saying that session never finds the end pattern in it's
      116826 [listen marcr] ok, I'll try this tomorrow because I am going to bed now if you dont mind :)

^ Re: Querying class attributes
116703 [bob.news gmx] "DaZoner" <nobody@nowhere.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
116851 [bob.news gmx] "DaZoner" <nobody@nowhere.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
+ 116909 [charleshixsn] There's documentation there, allright, but the methods seem to be a bit
| 116937 [bob.news gmx] "Charles Hixson" <charleshixsn@earthlink.net> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
| 116982 [charleshixsn] Pickaxe II has the same problem.  In fact, they explicitly acknowledge
| 117011 [bob.news gmx] "Charles Hixson" <charleshixsn@earthlink.net> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
+ 116941 [jamesUNDERBA] Do you mean ruby-doc.org?
  116947 [bob.news gmx] "James Britt" <jamesUNDERBARb@neurogami.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag

^ Can one simulate go to in Ruby? Is it possible?
116707 [litleguy ben] Is it possible to have a go to in Ruby without having a go to?
+ 116710 [bob.news gmx] "Roman K9" <litleguy@bendbroadband.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
+ 116717 [B.Candler po] although it's more an academic exercise in understanding continuations
+ 116718 [rff_rff remo] def goto(cont)
+ 116722 [james graypr] Everybody else has shown the black magic, so I'll take an easier
+ 116724 [phlip_cpp ya] ...
| 116742 [ummaycoc gma] #!/home/ummaycoc/bin/ruby -w
| + 116750 [jgb3 email.b] That's just...wrong. Wow. :) Thanks for the enlightenment, Matt!
| + 116757 [B.Candler po] The trouble with that is that you are *recompiling* each line as you run it.
| + 116763 [comp.lang.ru] ...
| | 116783 [ummaycoc gma] Actually, I made the fatal mistake of leaving some of that code in the
| + 116789 [billk cts.co] Ewwwwww..lol... reminds me of walking into Radio Shack stores
|   + 116795 [ummaycoc gma] Dismember a dead thing?  It will now follow you in parts!
|   | 116797 [transami run] You're right, there isn't ONE word. That's because everyone knows YOU SHOOT IT
|   | 116798 [zachc nortel] ...
|   | 116799 [ummaycoc gma] The Zombie Ninja/Jedis have been sent to `annhilate' you, as you
|   + 116860 [curty free.f] ...
|     116869 [markus reali] How about "hug"?
+ 116916 [sroberts uni] catch/throw allow the creation of goto like behaviour, including
  116977 [litleguy ben] Thanks for the evil info.

^ Again some problem with my multithreaded teadrinker app
116721 [heimdall uni] I still have some problems with my teadrinker app. After I implemented
116767 [markus reali] I'd suggested this before (as the solution to your first problem) but it
116779 [heimdall uni] It seems to work if I start many threads, but if I only use three I get
+ 116780 [markus reali] Odd.  I'll look at it some more this evening (though as I'm leaving for
| 116784 [heimdall uni] Oh, have a nice trip.
| 116790 [heimdall uni] Forget it. I tested this five times and it always crashed with 0 and 1
+ 116843 [markus reali] I think (and this  late in a long day for me, so I may be wrong)
  116866 [heimdall uni] This has come in my mind, too, but...
  116870 [markus reali] ...
  116872 [heimdall uni] I had a typo (dinker_cv.signal instead of drinker_cv.signal) in the
  116875 [markus reali] IIRC correctly, you normally would have gotten a similar message (or one
  116877 [heimdall uni] Ah, thanks. After setting Thread.abort_on_exception = true I get

^ [QUIZ] Regexp.build() (#4)
116726 [james graypr] ...
+ 116906 [jgb3 email.b] ...
| 116919 [james graypr] My solution is pretty different and admittedly only so, so in
+ 116923 [akr m17n.org] def Regexp.build(*args)
+ 116928 [discordantus] Well, I came up with two solutions... But I wasn't able to complete
  116940 [discordantus] Okay, I guess posting this to the list must have jostled my brain
  + 116978 [james graypr] You twisted mine too!  Very nice work.
  + 117079 [t_leitner gm] I have had the same idea once my simple solution (using each integer in a range) failed with large ranges.
    117229 [james graypr] I'm not sure about shortening the methods Thomas, but it strikes me

^ [ANN] diagnose tool for PHP libraries
116731 [r_mueller im] I've just finished a diagnose tool for PHP. It displays the functional

^ [ANN] diagnose tool for ....
116733 [r_mueller im] Damn,

^ Stable Version of RubyGemm
116759 [mkhan lextra] What is the latest stable version of RubyGems?
116760 [dross code-e] 0.8.1

^ is $? threadsafe?
116766 [Ara.T.Howard] anyone?  how about all the other global vars?
116773 [binary42 gma] I believe they are thread global (one per thread) and thus thread safe

^ Re: [QUIZ][SOLUTION] Geodesic Dome Faces (#3)
116770 [WBrown isoft] Dennis,

^ [ANN] dirwatch-0.0.3
116775 [Ara.T.Howard] URIS
116830 [botp delmont] I guess this is different from directorywatcher, no?
116834 [Ara.T.Howard] ...

^ pipe buffering
116792 [Ara.T.Howard] has anyone out there mananged to cause problems writing huge buffers to ruby's

^ Thread#abort_on_exception=true and exit(0)
116794 [Ara.T.Howard] i'd like a way to fork a child, while will have a heartbeat thread running
116837 [matz ruby-la] How about wrapping everything in the
116839 [Ara.T.Howard] perfect - i'll take it!

^ directx
116801 [rutgerdevos ] ...

^ dirctX
116802 [rutgerdevos ] ...

^ Rockit status?
116803 [djberg96 hot] Just curious if we'll see another release of Rockit some time this year. :)
116844 [feldt ce.cha] Yeah, I sent out a pre-release of 0.7 to some folks but then got stuck
116856 [sdate everes] Me too .. please :-)

^ retrieve column # of calling function
116805 [phlip_cpp ya] ...
116818 [flgr ccan.de] ...

^ DBM and SDBM
116810 [hal9000 hype] I thought (correct me if I'm wrong) that SDBM had the same
116812 [rff_rff remo] thewre was a bug in sdbm up to some stage.. related to objects converted
116815 [hal9000 hype] I think I'm only using strings as keys.

^ [Chocolate Ketchup Dressing] A working Ruby source code filter
116822 [flgr ccan.de] ...
+ 116850 [rff_rff remo] hypercool!
+ 116953 [ehames gmail] I mean obj.reverse seems to be the same as obj.reverse!
  116955 [bob.news gmx] "Edgardo Hames" <ehames@gmail.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag

^ turning a non-ASCII character into a XML entity with REXML?
116823 [sera fhwang.] I asked this a little while back but maybe didn't ask the right way, so
+ 116848 [patrick hexa] I think there's an escapeHTML function on the CGI that might do it.  Of
| 116867 [sera fhwang.] I just tried; it doesn't do it.
+ 117040 [B.Candler po] Not exactly what you're asking for, but you could use Iconv to convert

^ include semantics broken?
116829 [bob windsong] module A
116917 [ruby brian-s] You can tell ruby to start from the "root"-namespace by prefixing with a

^ Popen and operations failing later
116831 [dga lcs.mit.] This is likely my brain missing something, but I'm having a hard
+ 116835 [Ara.T.Howard] not sure if it's important but
+ 116846 [markus reali] What sort of errors?  In other words, are they appropriate to the
+ 117003 [dga lcs.mit.] A few more details about the problem I've been having with
  + 117004 [dga lcs.mit.] btw, someone asked about any error message from this.  Nothing
  + 117125 [dga lcs.mit.] Just as a followup - bug located.  One of the tables ended

^ retrieve column # of calling function
116836 [phlip_cpp ya] ...

^ narf slides from RubyConf 2004
116847 [patrick hexa] thanks for everyone involved with the conference: attendees, speakers,

^ summary of available Ruby channels (IRC)
116853 [neoneye adsl] #ruby-lang
+ 116859 [jamesUNDERBA] Any pointers to "IRC for the Slow-Witted", and IRC etiquette?
| 116862 [dross code-e] Do you mean for IRC clients? What to watch out for?
+ 116952 [roberto REMO] There used to be a "ruby-fr" for French speaking people but I'm not sure

^ [ann] svg graph generator, early release
116854 [neoneye adsl] This is still in alpha stage.. but maybe it has others interest?
+ 116855 [horacio.lope] It looks great Simon.
| 116857 [neoneye adsl] I am considering making a barchart.  I have no plans about pie nor gantt
| 116858 [horacio.lope] you *may* want to have shadows if you have a good laser printer
+ 116888 [jamesUNDERBA] Any relation or shared code or comparisons with Sean Russell's SVG::Graph?
| 116891 [neoneye adsl] Wow.. there is a bunch of nice charts here.
+ 116985 [elvstone gma] Not that it really matters, but graph != chart, they are different

^ [ann] danish book.. early peek
116863 [neoneye adsl] book.  I unfortunatly have little time, so I though I rather would share some

^ ruby-dev summary 24354-24486
116868 [ttate ttsky.] Here is a summary of recent topics posted on ruby-dev.
116883 [robo mars.co] Using WinXP Ruby 1.8.1, "a".sum(32) returns 97 for me?
116884 [matz ruby-la] It depends on compiler's undefined behavior.

^ drb bug in 1.8.2
116871 [Ara.T.Howard] i just installed 1.8.2 and am having failure in a program which uses drbunix
116874 [Ara.T.Howard] sorry to reply to my own messsage - but the above is not, in fact, correct.

^ [SUMMARY] Geodesic Faces (#3)
116876 [gavin refine] 1) What the heck was I talking about?
+ 116904 [james graypr] It's a guideline, not a rule.  I don't mind the occasional challenging
+ 116968 [martin.anker] Now that's interesting, because my emphasis was to make the program as
| 117021 [gavin refine] I am guessing that it has to do with your reduced number of classes and
| 117024 [gavin refine] Er, that, and the fact that (unlike me) you didn't waste time with a
+ 117014 [dennis.ranke] Woah ;)
  117020 [gavin refine] I think it's all the trigonometric functions.