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Re: Orbjson 0.0.4 released
133683 [george.mosch] thanks for this nice library!

[OT] Ben Giddings @ infofiend - can I get a reachable email addr for you?
133687 [sroberts@un ] [sorry for the OT]

eval/binding question
133688 [skaes@gm .n ] ...
+ 133700 [bob.news@gm ] "Stefan Kaes" <skaes@gmx.net> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
+ 133703 [matz@ru y- a] local variables should be determined at compile time, thus local
  133719 [skaes@gm .n ] Well, I don't agree. From a language designers point of view  x=5 and
  + 133721 [matz@ru y- a] You don't have to agree here.  Each language designer have different
  | + 133727 [skaes@gm .n ] Yes, but I need to clean up first.
  | + 133740 [skaes@gm .n ] ...
  | | 133804 [matz@ru y- a] I'm sorry to say you can't pre-compile eRB allowing local variable set
  | | 133818 [skaes@gm .n ] I fail to see why it would make other code slower. I am convinced with a
  | | 133827 [bob.news@gm ] "Stefan Kaes" <skaes@gmx.net> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
  | | 133832 [skaes@gm .n ] ...
  | | 133836 [bob.news@gm ] "Stefan Kaes" <skaes@gmx.net> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
  | | 133837 [skaes@gm .n ] ...
  | | 133838 [bob.news@gm ] "Stefan Kaes" <skaes@gmx.net> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
  | + 133746 [skaes@gm .n ] Let me rephrase: the semantics of eval should be defined in a way that
  |   + 133793 [matz@ru y- a] I know what you mean.  But it's not good strategy to persuade me to
  |   + 136109 [samuel_x_win] +1
  + 133735 [george.mosch] set
  + 133808 [drbrain@se m] ERb already does this for you.  See ERB::Defmethod.  Unfortunately,
    + 133810 [drbrain@se m] Ok, I lied.  ERB::DefMethod is both not used by Rails (does something
    | 133813 [skaes@gm .n ] Why did you lie???
    | 133871 [drbrain@se m] I didn't bother to double-check first.  My bad.
    + 133812 [skaes@gm .n ] That's not true. ERB::Defmethod does not work this way. And Rails uses

gateway test -- please ignore!
133705 [dennis@la sc] ignore me!
133717 [dennis@la sc] ...

{IRB & Int'l Keyboards} One Click Installer
133711 [curt@hi bs c] ...
133734 [bugmenot@wo ] Whoops! You're missing content.

gsub! segmentation fault
133714 [innesm@gm il] I've managed to make irb blow up: when I call gsub! on a string and

Naming tips for popen4-style library?
133720 [jp-www@dc .g] ...
133726 [Daniel.Berge] Ara Howard had brought up an Open4 back in http://rubyurl.com/Pq1hj.  I
133731 [jp-www@dc .g] Yes, I should have mentioned Ara's Open4. I had been talking to Ara

Rails problem  - Trying code in "Rolling with Rails on Ruby" article
133729 [colotechpro@] I'm trying to get Rails up and running and following Curt Hibbs'
+ 133732 [brandon@if p] John,
+ 133733 [agorilla@gm ] I saw that too, and found it to be a bit odd.  The app did work on
  133737 [aredridel@nb] The means "any available IPs on this machine" -- so it binds to
  + 133738 [agorilla@gm ] Well, that's one less item on the list of "things I do not know".  Thx much.
  + 133798 [colotechpro@] Thanks for all the help, guys. I should have made it clear that it
    133893 [michael.camp] I'm curious as to WHY the loopback address doesn't work.  What sort of

[ANN] FastCST 0.4: SMTP+POP3 Distribution
133730 [zedshaw@ze s] I seem to be on fire with Ruby.  What a wonderful language.  I feel like

Ruby UTF-8
133736 [pkchau@gm il] I'm working with Japanese character sets in Windows. I can save my
133742 [wonado@do ne] Wolfgang N?dasi-Donner
+ 133771 [flgr@cc n. e] Another one is to have an assignment to a scratch variable at the
+ 134336 [mailing-list] Why does it write a BOM for UTF-8 encoded files?  It's utterly
  + 134337 [wonado@do ne] Wolfgang N?dasi-Donner
  + 134345 [flgr@cc n. e] So that it can identify the file as UTF-8 encoded in the future without
  | + 134347 [mailinglists] Doesn't ruby CVS already do this ?
  | | 134352 [flgr@cc n. e] No idea, I'm on 1.8.2.
  | + 134356 [chneukirchen] To what extent do BOMs interfere with shebang-lines?
  |   + 134359 [mailing-list] They can't coexist, unless the operating-system deals with a BOM
  |   + 134726 [sroberts@un ] They are the first characters in the file, so the first two characters
  |     135065 [flgr@cc n. e] ...
  + 134354 [sroberts@un ] It's a tag to indicate the data is UTF-8. If it wasn't there it could be

133741 [pkchau@gm il] I'm working with Japanese character sets in Windows. I can save my
+ 133979 [angus@qu va ] [Peter C <pkchau@gmail.com>, 2005-03-15 18.59 CET]
+ 135066 [flgr@cc n. e] I guess you're running into the same old BOM issue. Notepad and other

Opening for an entry level position in SLC Utah
133744 [jeff@op nd m] ...
+ 133749 [pat.eyler@gm] Jeff,
| 133750 [pat.eyler@gm] oops, that obviously was meant to go to a *much* smaller distribution.
| 133755 [curt@hi bs c] Good thing you didn't post you resume and salary requirements!  :-)
+ 133754 [rhkramer@gm ] Asking here (on list) but consider me interested--will you consider someone
  133756 [jeff@op nd m] It's actually in Sandy, and yes.
  133759 [pat.eyler@gm] That's good to hear.  Are you looking for full time, or part time enough?

async http request
133747 [vacindak@gm ] I'm currently working on a ruby on rails page that needs to query a
133768 [jamesUNDERBA] This is on the server, correct?

FAQ for comp.lang.ruby
133748 [hal9000@hy e] RUBY NEWSGROUP FAQ -- Welcome to comp.lang.ruby!  (Revised 2004-10-16)
133762 [horacio.lope] Maybe it's useful to add it into the FAQ, since there's a number of
133790 [hal9000@hy e] Thanks, vruz.
133801 [horacio.lope] Another recurring question I've (all of us) have noticed on the ML is
+ 133805 [hal9000@hy e] I like that idea. But it's beyond the scope of the
| + 133824 [martindemell] Perhaps simply have pointers to rubygarden pages? You could do this for
| + 133829 [dave@bu t. d] Let me humbly submit that, as it's possibly as popular a theme as any given
+ 133809 [bg-rubytalk@] Good call, that is asked a whole lot.
| 133822 [horacio.lope] Ruby GUI FAQ , was Re: FAQ for comp.lang.ruby
+ 134131 [ jupp@gm .d ] I could understand that someone says 'do not terraform Europa' if there
  + 134134 [pat.eyler@gm] It was a joke based on Arthur C Clarks 2001, 2010, ... novels.
  + 134135 [vjoel@PA H. ] It will be if we find an obelisk there.
    134282 [ jupp@gm .d ] I knew it was a mistake to run this matrix on a HAL 9000.

Re: Ruby on Rails openings
133763 [jeremy@bi sw] Folks looking for Ruby on Rails work: consider listing yourself on

Rails with Apache 2.0.53 on WinXP Pro
133773 [ariekusumaat] As I'm so excited about Rails and seems to leave PHP soon.

Re: [Rails] async http request
133775 [vacindak@gm ] Just checked, and this does seem to work.  Thanks!

i got error when I accessed this http://manuals.rubyonrails.com/
133776 [ariekusumaat] i got error when I accessed this http://manuals.rubyonrails.com/

Examples for racc?
133785 [bg-rubytalk@] Hey all,
+ 133795 [spoooq@gm il] Ive just been using LittleLexer, and its very simple to understand. Maybe
+ 133799 [probertm@ac ] Can I interest you in one of the Coco/R versions?
| 133862 [bg-rubytalk@] Thanks Mark (and others who replied to my request).
| 133870 [jp-www@dc .g] Perhaps it is sufficient to scan the line a couple of times with some
| + 133873 [bg-rubytalk@] Yeah, that would work (with tweaked regexps), but I would imagine it
| | 133874 [jp-www@dc .g] If you use a regexp-based scanner as input to your parser, you may
| | 133881 [bg-rubytalk@] True enough.  I wasn't planning on using a regexp based scanner, but I'm
| + 133905 [logancapaldo] require 'optparse'
|   133954 [jp-www@dc .g] I suppose the problem with this approach is that optparse will raise an
|   133988 [logancapaldo] Well you can rescue those exceptions. As for needing to know all the
+ 133814 [vjoel@PA H. ] There were some suggestions in the thread starting at
+ 133821 [steven.jenki] I've got a grammar for a tool-specific export file format, about 560
+ 133856 [cmills@fr es] most
+ 134013 [cc1@ce .w st] If you go into the sample or test directories in the source tar ball for

Problems with xmms-ruby
133787 [premshree.pi] So I recently compiled tcl and tk. Recompiled Ruby with tcl/tk in the

[ANN] Ruby/LDAP 0.9.1: LDAP API (RFC1823) library.
133789 [ian@ca ib n.] I recently took over the development and maintenance of Ruby/LDAP from

[ANN] FastCST 0.4 Packaging Fix
133797 [zedshaw@ze s] Thanks to Jan Wikholm for find a problem with how I packaged the 0.4

Ruby GUI FAQ , was Re: FAQ for comp.lang.ruby
133819 [horacio.lope] [snip my stuff]
170548 [nagai@ai ky ] There is a set of a document and scripts which were used in my

RbTET a Ruby TET API binding
133843 [ndmoses@nt w] I would like to announce the first release of RbTET a Ruby TET API

MS Windows automation - howto use it?
133850 [Nuralanur@ao] ...
133851 [dave@bu t. d] Martin Kahlert asked a similar question a few weeks ago, in the thread "Windows
133857 [sanobast-200] Minor note: You could probably use the #ole_methods method to get a
133945 [roshanj@mi r] Ruby simply talk to the COM automation server that the office
133947 [martindemell] Hm - how hard would it be to get at this reflection API from ruby?
133949 [adelle@bu le] OLE object browser, in Ruby.
133952 [martindemell] Thanks! That's pretty nifty.
133960 [roshanj@mi r] Yeah essentiually this is how the Object browser that comes with the

Fibonacci Benchmark Correction
133852 [jzakiya@ma l] The Great Computer Language Shootout Benchmarks
+ 133853 [mailing-list] I really don't see where you're going with this.  The sequence is either
| 133895 [jzakiya@ma l] either
| + 133897 [ruby-ml@ma i] OK, OK, the world will come to an end. It'll be fixed, I'm sure.
| + 133901 [michael.camp] Consider it the fibonacci series with an (added/missing) element.
| + 133903 [mailing-list] Well, it's only "by convention" really.  You could define 0! = 0 if you
|   133907 [rampant@gm i] It is a high visibility set of code samples which don't do what is
|   134108 [igouy@ya oo ] value is
|   134119 [rampant@gm i] No, that was somewhat my point ;)
|   134149 [igouy@ya oo ] is
|   134154 [rampant@gm i] Quite possibly ;-)
+ 133911 [michael.walt] Nowhere in this text F(x) is defined as the x-th Fibonacci number. [*]
+ 134132 [ jupp@gm .d ] The above is an incorrect statement about the nature of mathematics.
| 134451 [matju@sy pa ] There's something else that makes the f(0)=0 series special: they have the
| 134461 [martindemell] Huh? What precisely are f() and x in this context?
| 134466 [matju@sy pa ] f(0)=0
| 134467 [martindemell] Oh, I see what you mean. I got confused by your use of "f(x) for even
+ 134148 [igouy@ya oo ] While acknowledging the comments of Josef, Michael, Nikolai, Joel,
  + 134168 [jzakiya@ma l] when
  + 134199 [glenn.parker] There may be reasons why Tcl looks better than Ruby at the moment, but
  | + 134205 [ruby-ml@ma i] Looks like quite a few programs are still missing[1]. Could these be
  | + 134301 [igouy@ya oo ] to
  |   134453 [robert.mcgov] Isaac not according to the emails you are sending to the ruby talk
  + 134241 [mailing-list] I don't want to be a dick, but I never said that the code shouldn't be
    134355 [igouy@ya oo ] be

Debian Poop...Gems/Rails etc...
133854 [tom.willis@g] Is anyone else struggling with Ruby on Debian unstable (or as I like
+ 133859 [lymans@gm il] I haven't had any problems since I came to the understanding that
| 133864 [raphael.baud] Raph
| 133867 [tom.willis@g] Good to know Thanks.
+ 133865 [cameron.mcbr] Tom,

[ANN] webgen 0.3.1
133858 [t_leitner@gm] About

Need help with qtruby application
133872 [meruby@gm il] I am trying to create a splitter and 1 button in each splitter.
133880 [caleb@ae -t ] Change 'nil' to 'self'.
133886 [meruby@gm il] Thanks Caleb, I had to add:  self.setCentralWidget(@s1)

Symbol vs String
133875 [segabor@ch l] Just a dumb question: what is the real difference between { :aKey =>
+ 133876 [malteNOSPAM@] Because symbols
+ 133877 [mailing-list] Always use symbols for situations like these.  The reason is that a
| + 133879 [drbrain@se m] You mean this?
| | 133883 [mailing-list] [basically saying that this isn't so]
| + 133884 [bob.news@gm ] "Nikolai Weibull" <mailing-lists.ruby-talk@rawuncut.elitemail.org> schrieb
|   133888 [usenet2@no p] But why do Strings not behave like Symbols? I mean, why aren't all
|   + 133891 [mailing-list] Oh, no...not immutable vs. mutable strings again...
|   + 133898 [hal9000@hy e] Some people (such as Guido) dislike mutable strings.
+ 133878 [drbrain@se m] Symbols take up less memory space (only allocated once for the same=20
+ 133904 [rampant@gm i] Why?
+ 133915 [jim@we ri hh] Use Strings for their content.  Use Symbols for their arbitrary uniqueness.
  133916 [sroberts@un ] I used to do this, but ran into problems.
  + 133922 [hal9000@hy e] I believe you can do things like :"octet-stream"  -- but I grant
  | + 134021 [flgr@cc n. e] And there's also the %s(octet-stream) family.
  | + 134075 [sroberts@un ] But a little better, I didn't know that, thanks.
  + 133932 [jim@we ri hh] Why couldn't you do :octet_stream ?  If your answer is because the dash comes
    134076 [sroberts@un ] Maybe I don't know what you mean by "arbitrarily unique".
    134087 [jim@we ri hh] If the choice if symbol names is arbitrary, then I can change the name of
    134099 [sroberts@un ] Ah. Then, no, its not really arbitrary. More specifically, I can make it

Common Code Files
133882 [scotty.moon@] I'm new to ruby and rails. My question is, where in rails do you put
133885 [pat.eyler@gm] If you write them, they should go in /lib.  If they come from an

Heredoc and array / hash construction syntax error
133887 [email55555@g] My question is how can you construct a "heredoc array" ( or hash).
+ 133889 [binary42@gm ] Depending on what the test is, a %Q{ } pair might work better. You
+ 133890 [drbrain@se m] $ ruby
+ 133924 [email55555@g] It works.
+ 133963 [relm@3t k. e] It may be more readable to put the expression on one line with all the
  + 133970 [bob.news@gm ] "Relm" <relm@3tlk.net> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
  + 134002 [drbrain@se m] I find that type of code gives me rather intense feelings of disgust

rubyzip problem
133892 [bugmenot@wo ] I'm trying to install rubyzip 0.5.7 on my XP machine (One Click Installed
134001 [thomas@so de] Sigh, I forgot to update install.rb after reorganizing the directory

[OT] Re: Fibonacci Benchmark Correction
133902 [vjoel@PA H. ] It's somewhat arbitrary how you index the sequence. IMHO the essence

[ANN] One-click installer for win32utils
133906 [sdate@ev re ] The win32utils team is proud to announce a new release of the one-click
+ 133913 [botp@de mo t] //Subject: [ANN] One-click installer for win32utils
| 133917 [sdate@ev re ] Should be fine. No last minute changes ...
| 133921 [botp@de mo t] //> I downloaded 0.0.3 yesterday. Was that ok? I just want to verify in
| 133942 [botp@de mo t] ////> I downloaded 0.0.3 yesterday. Was that ok? I just want to
+ 134034 [michael.camp] specified module could not be found.   -
  134036 [sdate@ev re ] Can you tell me the details of your system: OS, Ruby Version etc.
  134041 [botp@de mo t] //> I'm sure I'm doing somethign wrong, but after having
  134045 [michael.camp] I get no such dialog, however.

Library to create dxf file (2D objects)
133908 [meruby@gm il] I like to create dxf file (Basic 2D objects like points, lines,
133941 [martindemell] I've written a dxf reader, if that's of any use to you.

bug? ruby doesn't flush stdio on exit!
133909 [sroberts@un ] This can't be a feature... stdio should flush on exit!
+ 133910 [aredridel@gm] In the first example, your shell is overwriting the output.
| + 133912 [sroberts@un ] You're right, thanks!
| | 133955 [bob.news@gm ] "Sam Roberts" <sroberts@uniserve.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
| | 133956 [mailing-list] Wow, amazing how everything is a bug.  Bugs, bugs, bugs...Bugs
| | 133957 [mailing-list] Actually, it's called promptnl, not promptcr; sorry,
| + 133919 [navindra@cs ] How did you diagnose his problem, out of curiosity?
|   133931 [matz@ru y- a] I guess he had same experience, like myself.
+ 133914 [ljz@as as .c] % ruby -e 'printf "hello"'; echo ''
  133918 [jos@ca no k.] Also, check out
  133920 [sroberts@un ] Great! zsh hasn't let me down until now, I'm glad I can fix this.