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Problem with creating/deleting file in same process (Windows)
123985 [lute@re je l] I'm new to ruby so perhaps I'm simply doing this wrong, but...
123997 [justin.rudd@] This is more of a Windows thing than a Ruby thing.

End-of-year message / away notice
123998 [gsinclair@so] Folks,

FileUtils.cp_r - how to prune
123999 [itsme213@ho ] I am doing
124002 [kig@mi fi in] If you want a tree without the .svn dirs,
124003 [itsme213@ho ] Thanks, I'll keep that as a backup. But I should have been more explicit ...
+ 124004 [kig@mi fi in] See the hard way. It collects a list of directories that don't have
| + 124005 [itsme213@ho ] "Ilmari Heikkinen" <kig@misfiring.net>
| + 124007 [itsme213@ho ] Spoke too soon. The Find.find version (on XP) seems to need absolute
|   124008 [zdennis@mk e] Messy like, Dir.getwd.concat( "path/to/file" )  messy?
+ 124027 [ajohnson@cp ] The easiest way is probably just to modify FileUtils.cp_r() to add an
  124256 [itsme213@ho ] Ok, this was not as messy or as complicated as I thought ... once I figured

Re: vi useability question
124006 [ykloubakov@f] Others do feel the same.  Please check the following tip
124041 [lyndon.samso] The real VI/VIM allows you to map/imap keys, hopefully your editor

Advice requested on array diff
124010 [dennisr@sp c] I have two arrays, I want to see the difference between them. I was
124017 [bob.news@gm ] "Dennis Roberts" <dennisr@spacerodent.org> schrieb im Newsbeitrag

ruby-mysql native extension for mswin32
124012 [sarahtanemba] Does anyone aware of its existence? Where can I download? Thanks
124039 [justin.rudd@] I have a version built against MySQL 4.0.20a.  You can try it out if

funny story about ruby
124016 [eScrewDotCom] www.eScrew.com

[ANNOUNCE] Ruby Flow Tracer
124021 [snail@ob me ] Ruby Bug Validator, a flow tracing tool for Ruby.

[ANNOUNCE] Ruby Coverage Validator
124022 [snail@ob me ] Ruby Coverage Validator, a coverage tool for Ruby.
124024 [flgr@cc n. e] How does this compare to free solutions like rcov? I especially wonder
124059 [snail@ob me ] <flgr@ccan.de> writes
124226 [flgr@cc n. e] Ah, rcov is a pure Ruby tool that generates a color-highlighted copy of
124235 [snail@ob me ] <flgr@ccan.de> writes
124242 [flgr@cc n. e] Ah, that's very interesting points. I can see how those features are

[ANNOUNCE] Ruby Performance Validator
124023 [snail@ob me ] Ruby Performance Validator, a performance profiling tool for Ruby.

Reverse of Socket::getservbyname?
124026 [braempje@ne ] Is there a way to resolve ports by using some method of Socket?
124072 [mfuhr@fu r. ] The C function is getservbyport() but I don't see it implemented

Re: [QUIZ][SOLUTION] Scrabble Stems (#12)
124029 [angus@qu va ] [Ruby Quiz <james@grayproductions.net>, 2004-12-17 14.45 CET]
+ 124030 [usenet@pl nz] from rq:15:in `each'
| 124037 [angus@qu va ] [Julius Plenz <usenet@plenz.com>, 2004-12-19 21.37 CET]
+ 124035 [dennis.ranke] Very simmilar to my solution: (it finds 18 combining letters for SATIRE

rake - tasks with parameters
124031 [itsme213@ho ] I have a build that I could structure as a large number of tasks (not
124074 [jim@we ri hh] When a task action is executed, it is passed the task that is currently

[QUIZ][SOLUTION] Scrabble Stems (#12)
124032 [martindemell] though it doesn't really matter as long as the case is consistent).
+ 124033 [glenn.parker] ...
| 124036 [jannis@ha de] #Usage: <Dictionary> <Stemsize> <Cutoff>
| 124104 [jannis@ha de] #Usage <Dict> <Stemsize> <Cutoff>
+ 124034 [ajohnson@cp ] Here's mine ... doesn't seem to fair too badly. Using the YAWL list
+ 124086 [dave@bu t. d] Nothing special here: http://www.dave.burt.id.au/ruby/scrabble_stems.rb

FTP Server in ruby?
124038 [usenet@gm il] Do you know any existing ftp server code written in ruby? I can't

RDoc Accents
124044 [james@gr yp ] I need to include an accented e in my rdoc documentation.  &eacute;
124046 [aredridel@gm] Type it literally, and perhaps hack the template to make sure it uses
+ 124049 [jamesUNDERBA] &#233;
| 124055 [james@gr yp ] That's equivalent to &eacute; and it still doesn't work.  ;)  Thanks
| 124064 [jamesUNDERBA] Sort of, but not exactly ...
| + 124067 [james@gr yp ] Yeah, that's exactly what I was hoping someone would feed me.
| + 124112 [Dave@Pr gP o] Why the assumption that RDoc generates just HTML?
|   124168 [jamesUNDERBA] What is the syntax for setting the charset in the source code?
|   + 124257 [Dave@Pr gP o] rdoc --charset=xxxx
|   + 124259 [jim@we ri hh] "Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct,
|     124280 [jamesUNDERBA] Ah, quite good.  I was wondering how one could ensure that rodc would
+ 124111 [Dave@Pr gP o] You can change the encoding generated by RDoc with the --charset

124051 [rene@so 6. e] i am new to ruby (but enthused...) and tried playing with Rails - under
124081 [tim@ba es id] The tutorial is out-of-date. The development database is only required
124096 [sarahtanemba] Is there any recent tutorials? One other question is, what would be
+ 124132 [david@lo dt ] An update to Vince's wonderful todo tutorial is brewing on
| 124143 [rff_rff@re o] btw, rails.hieraki.org is reaaly nice. Are there plans to allow
| 124147 [marcel@ve ni] There are plans for several kinds of exporting, including LaTeX
| + 124178 [gavrif@vi tu] Now, if the next version works with Madeleine too instead of requiring a relational database setup, it could be the Instiki of Web frameworks :)
| | 124192 [david@lo dt ] I've actually been thinking about this for a while. The primary thing
| + 124205 [rff_rff@re o] nice
| + 124445 [Bil.Kleb@NA ] Please announce when LaTeX export capability comes online.
+ 124196 [rasputnik@he] I think 99% of the net reads 'sql' as 'mysql', so if you are putting a
  124216 [halostatue@g] Not at all. A lot of FOSS developers use MySQL because it was easy

threads and errors
124052 [cmills@fr es] What techniques are available for handling errors that occur in
+ 124061 [nobu.nokada@] Thread#join propagats the exception occurred in the thread to
+ 124079 [vjoel@PA H. ] begin
| + 124108 [nobu.nokada@] It's not predictable when the parent thread will be
| | 124124 [cmills@fr es] #### tmp.rb s/^\.//
| + 124123 [cmills@fr es] their
+ 124084 [bob.news@gm ] "Charles Mills" <cmills@freeshell.org> schrieb im Newsbeitrag

Programming Ruby 2nd Ed in Canada?
124053 [K_Proctor@sy] Just a short question here, are there any Canucks that've found the new
+ 124076 [eric@af ik u] I saw it in Barnes and Noble the other day in Kennesaw, GA.
| 124077 [zdennis@mk e] I don't think Georgia is in Canada. =)
| + 124078 [coke2k5@gm i] barnesandnoble.com, world wide bookstore.
| + 124103 [eric@af ik u] Opps! Despite two references to Canada in the original email I still
+ 124113 [Dave@Pr gP o] Next time you're in the store, could you ask the assistant what the
+ 124148 [vanweerd@gm ] Kevin,

threads and errors
124054 [cmills@fr es] What techniques are available for handling errors that occur in

[ANN] Trie LCH
124058 [jeffm@gh st ] TrieLCH or Trie::LCH is a Trie with Level Compression and Hashing to

Re: [SOLUTION] Scrabble Stems (#12)
124062 [james@gr yp ] Here's my solution.  It doesn't really have any clever optimizations,
124082 [intinig@gm i] Can you explain this line?
124091 [t_leitner@gm] Deletes every character which is not in the ranges a-z and A-Z in the
124095 [intinig@gm i] thanks for the tip. I always did a match to /\w/ instead of doing like you did.
124122 [fugalh@xm ss] [SOLUTION] Scrabble Stems (#12)

RMagick 1.7.0 for Windows -- requires X Windows server?
124069 [sarahtanemba] Tim has helped me in installing RMagick 1.7.0 but as I want to try the
+ 124089 [eule@sp ce c] I have always assumed that .display only used X-Windows display and that
+ 124090 [eule@sp ce c] After referring myself to some code, I can say that win32 native display is
  124094 [sarahtanemba] display? PHP seems to work with the native windows, or perhaps thru the
  124097 [cyclists@nc ] Sarah,
  124136 [sarahtanemba] Thanks for the info Tim. Just for curiosity, instead of using gem, can
  124144 [cyclists@nc ] I have (but not in a while)  successfully installed RMagick on Cygwin by

Rublog Error
124071 [james@gr yp ] I'm trying to convert a blog I maintain for a friend to Rublog.  I've
124093 [robert.mcgov] Works fine for me,  I've just cycled through all the pages down to
124105 [james@gr yp ] Thanks for the tip.  I didn't even think to try it in other browsers,
124968 [jim@fr ez .o] I just tried it with Safari and it works fine.
124975 [james@gr yp ] It has started working in Safari for me too, but it didn't for a good
124995 [jim@fr ez .o] Have you cvs update'd rublog recently?
124999 [james@gr yp ] No, I have not.  I used the release off of Rubyforge.  Is the CVS more
125000 [Dave@Pr gP o] Safari's my primary browser, and I've never noticed any formatting

ruby/SDL on OSX? (ruby 1.8+)
124073 [ryand-ruby@z] Is anyone successful getting ruby/SDL working on Mac OS X with ruby >=
124121 [jannis@ha de] the patch works with 1.8.x but you need to apply the patch by hand.

debugging instiki
124075 [xrfang@ho ma] Thanks Bill, for your suggestion on instiki debugging... However, I am still
124080 [batkins57@gm] A lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff is in
124083 [intinig@gm i] This isn't the best thread to announce these things, but I would like

Programatically resizing photos
124085 [ptkwt@ar cn ] I find that Italy is a target-rich environment for taking pictures and
+ 124087 [peter@se an ] As you're using a Macintosh you could look at sips, which is installed
+ 124088 [eule@sp ce c] If you don't insist on doing it with a Ruby script, I guess something like
+ 124134 [mcl-ruby-tal] You mention iPhoto, so I'll take that as a sign that you are a Mac OS X
| 124135 [aredridel@gm] I use RMagick for my patch to instiki that resizes photos for display
+ 124145 [rcoder@gm il] Phil,
| 124166 [eule@sp ce c] AFAIK, the change_geometry method does all of this and then some... May I
+ 124156 [vanweerd@gm ] I found the later version of iPhoto to be better for this, but the
+ 124208 [cpine@he lo ] Hey, Phil,

ruby/mysql not work on win32
124092 [ruby@3c .c m] i download the driver from http://rubysdl.s1.xrea.com/archive/mysql-winpkg/mysql-ruby-2.4.2-1-winpkg.zip

Bug in String#rjust
124098 [matt.mower@g] I'm using one-click-installer Ruby 1.8.2 (2004-11-06) on WinXP-SP1 and
+ 124099 [bvschmid@gm ] and
| + 124100 [Roland.Schmi] Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
| + 124101 [bob.news@gm ] "Ardanwen" <bvschmid@gmail.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
| + 124102 [mailing-list] [rjust bug]
+ 124165 [eule@sp ce c] Nope.

Re: Rails databases (from Re: Rails-Tutorial)
124109 [ruby-ml@el e] SQLite would probably work just fine in this sort of an application,

Constructor question
124110 [han.holl@in ] require 'curl'
+ 124114 [matz@ru y- a] Perhaps curl extension does not follow the object allocation
| 124118 [han.holl@in ] Ah, I see.
+ 124116 [decoux@mo lo] because 'curl' define the singleton method ::new which take 0 argument,

Convert one object to another
124119 [cyclists@nc ] I have two objects, big and little. I need to convert big to little. Big and
124126 [eric@af ik u] You could do both (TIMTOWTDI) but I would lean towards to_little. It
124125 [bob.news@gm ] "Eric Anderson" <eric@afaik.us> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
124146 [cyclists@nc ] That's the approach I had in mind. Thanks for validating it!

root finding
124128 [mopthisandth] Is there any function in RUBY that can be used to find roots of
124129 [steven.jenki] Ruby/GSL has polynomial solvers (http://rb-gsl.rubyforge.org/poly.html).

A RDoc template without frames
124131 [david@lo dt ] Despite the snazzy look of the new default RDoc templates with three
+ 124133 [aredridel@gm] +1. I wish I had time to just do it!
| 124151 [vanweerd@gm ] I'm not a big fan of the 3 pane view, but am waiting to see if my
| 124153 [rff_rff@re o] actually it is a 4 pane view.
| 124155 [vanweerd@gm ] Oops. Right.
+ 124167 [bg-rubytalk@] I don't have the time to do it either, but I'd really appreciate it too.
+ 124171 [ng@jo nw on ] I even did up the html for it. When I got around to implementing it I
  124176 [ruby-talk@wh] Gorgeous templates, John.  I'd love to get a copy of what you have.  I'm
  124177 [ng@jo nw on ] The ruby-red.rb is the three/four pane rdoc template. It worked with one
  + 124183 [ruby-talk@wh] This copyright could be included in the generated templates.  At the
  | 124210 [ng@jo nw on ] I'm not planning on copyrighting the design. I would like it to be used
  | 124211 [rampant@gm i] You already have, simply by making it. You'd have to "uncopyright" it.
  | + 124212 [rff_rff@re o] just to know.. is someone else missing the previous messages of this
  | | 124217 [ng@jo nw on ] My version of thunderbird is having a hard time tracking it. I have to
  | | 124227 [flgr@cc n. e] Does collapsing and uncollapsing the current message thread help? At
  | | 124229 [rff_rff@re o] well, I seem to have missed some messages, they won't appear no matter
  | + 124218 [ng@jo nw on ] Good point. I hereby release it into the public domain. I'll get around
  | + 124221 [steven.jenki] I know you quoted it, but the GPL and Creative Commons are most
  + 124243 [aredridel@gm] Sounds like something better done in the markup than the command-line.
    124248 [eero.saynatk] I think he meant a copyright for the work that's being documented

[ANN] Ruby/ManageSieve 0.1.0
124138 [andre@di ir ] I'm am pleased to announce the first release of Ruby/ManageSieve. This
124149 [rasputnik@he] That's brilliant, thanks a lot for this.
124154 [andre@di ir ] Aww... Thank you for that :)

Is there any ruby compatible graphics/imaging utilities ...
124140 [sarahtanemba] that works under native mswin323232 or at least with Cygwin X windows
+ 124142 [aredridel@gm] Sounds like ruby-gd might be what you want.
| 124152 [sarahtanemba] Yes! I think I used it on PHP, how do you get it to work with Ruby on
+ 124164 [eule@sp ce c] I would like to get back on this, since I cannot agree with what you say.
  + 124223 [martindemell] Perhaps RMagick could handle the display call transparently even if
  | + 124225 [sarahtanemba] has graphics utilities/features/functionalities that is quite
  | + 124302 [eule@sp ce c] Yeah, I agree it would be kind of nice to not just display: "Sorry, but I
  |   124304 [halostatue@g] Mmm. Why? #display is simply the default display mechanism. You still
  |   124308 [eule@sp ce c] I guess I was trying to say that default mechanisms often are useless
  |   124312 [halostatue@g] I haven't yet done anything with RMagick :) I'm more looking at it
  |   124322 [eule@sp ce c] (In response to news:9e7db91104122207563d99b868@mail.gmail.com by Austin
  + 124224 [sarahtanemba] Thanks Kaspar. This is what I have. I have thousands of pictures that I
    + 124266 [cpine@he lo ] Is this sort of what you want, because I could just give you the code if
    | 124323 [sarahtanemba] its simple enough for me to learn from it and perhaps put the info in
    + 124300 [eule@sp ce c] I would suggest then you have a good look at what exists already. From my
      124324 [sarahtanemba] apps. And the family photo seems a simple enough apps(not too many code

Ruby and gcc 2.95.4
124150 [mneumann@nt ] Has anyone tried current Ruby with gcc 2.95.4? Is it known to work?
124189 [cmills@fr es] There is a bug in the gcc 2.95.4 optimizer.  Google search for "gcc
124230 [mneumann@nt ] Thanks for the hint. But it seems to be not related to gcc 2.95.4 at

RedHanded: a new Ruby blog
124157 [ruby-talk@wh] Since my personal site can be an unpredictable mess of thoughts, only a
+ 124159 [pat.eyler@gm] Why, because you like us!
+ 124162 [lyle.johnson] I don't know if this indicates a problem in Safari or in the HTML, but
| + 124163 [ruby-talk@wh] Ah, no.  Where is it showing up?  Below the text?  Can you send me a
| + 124268 [pbooth@no oi] I routinely have problems reading pages on Safari that then look fine on
|   124285 [ruby-lists@l] <rant>
+ 124188 [giulio.pianc] what about adding RSS feed autodiscovery to your new blog, and by the
  124233 [ruby-talk@wh] Done, good, thanks Giulio.  Will be out in Hobix 0.4.

Re: [Rails] A RDoc template without frames
124170 [cjs@cy ic ne] Funny, that 3-pane format reminded me a lot of a Smalltalk class/method
124206 [rff_rff@re o] well, I don't think visitors of the site are expected to add

[ANN] Ruwiki 0.9.1 Released
124172 [halostatue@g] = Announcing Ruwiki 0.9.1

[ANN] TeX::Hyphen 0.5.0
124173 [halostatue@g] Did I tell you last month that TeX::Hyphen 0.4.0 was the last release?

[ANN] Text::Hyphen 1.0.0
124175 [halostatue@g] I just told you that I'm releasing Text::Hyphen 1.0.0, and here it is
+ 124179 [botp@de mo t] //Text::Hyphen README
+ 124228 [flgr@cc n. e] Can it rewrap text to fit into lines of X characters?
  124231 [halostatue@g] No, that's Text::Format, which I'm starting work on the next update
  + 124232 [flgr@cc n. e] Nice, can't wait for that library.
  | 124244 [halostatue@g] It's actually already available, but not from RubyForge, yet. Check
  + 124305 [eule@sp ce c] Hey Austin,
    124310 [halostatue@g] Well, the bad news is that I'm going on a short vacation on 26th
    + 124320 [eule@sp ce c] I really would like that, have my library peer-reviewed by you. Just want
    + 124444 [Bil.Kleb@NA ] Being a technical typesetting hobbyist this whole discussion is
      + 124448 [halostatue@g] Right at the moment? ...
      + 124705 [eule@sp ce c] (In response to news:cqjom0$mfg$1@news2.news.larc.nasa.gov by Bil Kleb)
        124716 [Bil.Kleb@NA ] Currently, I am pining[1] for RedCloth#to_latex.
        124794 [eule@sp ce c] (In response to news:cqu0pl$283$1@news2.news.larc.nasa.gov by Bil Kleb)
        124797 [Bil.Kleb@NA ] Cool, thanks for the pointer.