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squeeze - Should I have words' database to make it right?
134465 [ariekusumaat] s = 'Heiiiiiiiiiiiiii mauu kemannnnaaaaaaaaa?'
134474 [bob.news@gm ] "Arie Kusuma Atmaja" <ariekusumaatmaja@gmail.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag

FMOD or other sound libraries...anyone?
134481 [david@lu in ] I'm looking for a good Ruby sound library...
+ 134506 [lymans@gm il] I think I remember Jamis mentioned something once... something about
| 134509 [jamis@37 ig ] transcription application, using Ruby/DL, but...alas...I can't get it
| + 134514 [dpc@da id as] Are you talking about http://www.fmod.org/files/fmodapi3741mac.sit    ?
| | + 134520 [dpc@da id as] Just as an added note to that, I've just tried RubyCocoa from
| | + 134523 [jamis@37 ig ] That's the one. However, my bindings are Ruby/DL based, which means
| |   134531 [dpc@da id as] Heh! Completely understand...I just plain cannot write the bindings
| + 134551 [dave.baldwin] require 'osx/cocoa'
+ 134630 [matju@sy pa ] I am maintainer for the Ruby bindings to PureData, which is a realtime
| + 134637 [dpc@da id as] The world's so small. Met you on IRC last saturday ;-) (nick: pland)
| | 135994 [matju@sy pa ] You're welcome if you want to come back. The next PureData developers
| + 134659 [billk@ct .c ] Awesome !!!!!
| | 135993 [matju@sy pa ] GridFlow has those high-level calls ready to be wrapped for Ruby, but the
| + 135491 [dpc@da id as] I replied to your email on the ruby-lang list, but perhaps you missed
|   135865 [matju@sy pa ] I've had a major hard disk crash yesterday, but I also have my regular
+ 134644 [robert.mcgov] Speaking of Ruby bindings for FMod, Lorien Dunn created one which
  + 134817 [dpc@da id as] I've been looking everywhere for Dunn's FMOD bindings, but as you say,
  + 135492 [dpc@da id as] Sorry to bother you again with this...but I'd be really interested to
    135566 [robert.mcgov] Sorry about that, I've been away for a few days.

Reading and writing a binary file
134485 [chris_guenth] I am having trouble reading values from an existing (or maybe not yet
+ 134501 [bob.news@gm ] "Chris Guenther" <chris_guenther@freenet.de> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
| 134638 [  cg_@gm .d ] Thanks Robert,
| + 134650 [bob.news@gm ] "Chris G?nther" <cg_@gmx.de> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
| | + 134698 [  cg_@gm .d ] I dont see your point. I have to truncate after every write to ensure
| | | 134814 [bob.news@gm ] "Chris G?nther" <cg_@gmx.de> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
| | + 134699 [  cg_@gm .d ] I dont see your point. I have to truncate after every write to ensure
| + 134704 [pit@ca it in] it seems that the mode "ab+" is your problem. According to [1], "a+"
| | 134863 [  cg_@gm .d ] thanks for your contribution.
| | 134869 [pit@ca it in] In order to patch an existing file, all you have to do is
| + 134705 [angus@qu va ] [Chris G?nther <cg_@gmx.de>, 2005-03-22 12.29 CET]
|   134864 [  cg_@gm .d ] Ok, I got it - (maybe only for me) this kind of semanctics is really
+ 134640 [  cg_@gm .d ] Thanks Robert,

Re: FireRuby 0.2.0
134487 [yakumo9275@g] what is the status of this vs interbase-0.7?  which is more production
134489 [peter@nj ni ] Difficult to say. I only started the Ruby Forge project for FireRuby last
+ 134491 [joaopedrosa@] I'm going to test FireRuby. I support Firebird with ODBC using
+ 134530 [yakumo9275@g] the firebird api == interbase api.. same thing. firebird havnt added

SOAP4R help
134495 [tsuraan@xy n] This is sort of a re-post, but my question was asked rather poorly

[ANN] Revolution - a Ruby binding to Evolution
134497 [tom@in oe he] I've just released v0.1 of Revolution, a Ruby binding to the excellent
+ 134558 [sroberts@ce ] Can you extract/add contacts in vcard formats?
| 134578 [tom@in oe he] Not yet... but those sound like good RFEs!
+ 134599 [bitserf@gm i] This sounds great...
| 134648 [tom@in oe he] Very cool, thanks very much Leon!  This is my first Ruby extension, so
+ 134652 [laurent.sans] Very nice!
  134653 [tom@in oe he] Thanks!
  134656 [laurent.sans] Do not forget to announce it on the gnome-announce ML (sorry if
  134713 [tom@in oe he] That's a good idea, I'll do that, thanks for the pointer!

Re: [QUIZ SOLUTION] Texas Hold'Em (#24)
134507 [phurley@gm i] I will concur this one was fun, although it took me more like 4 hours

Rails 0.10.1 routing error
134510 [none@no e. e] I just installed gem 0.8.8 & rails 0.10.1 on a freshly installed
134521 [malteNOSPAM@] Though this won't help in getting rid of your problem, I suppose you'll

[ANN] Ruby wrapper for Flickr
134515 [premshree.pi] Basically why's comment[1] prompted me to work on this. Dunno if one

Support for 10x Productivity Increase with Rails!
134517 [curt@hi bs c] I said you could get a 10x productivity increase using Rails vs. a typical
+ 134519 [YKloubakov@f] ...
| 134526 [curt@hi bs c] I was assuming a 5 day week and that during those four months he actually
| 134535 [YKloubakov@f] ...
+ 134522 [glenn.parker] The devil's advocate would ask, how much of that first four months was
| + 134524 [mailinglists] Correct. And you can implement the first 90% of an application in 10%
| + 134538 [jamesUNDERBA] I agree; I find that Ruby gives me an 11x increase ("Well, it's one
|   134544 [vacindak@gm ] Ok, but what about when you want to add new features to an existing
|   + 134546 [curt@hi bs c] Just to be clear, the 10x claim is specifically for web app development
|   | 134554 [vacindak@gm ] Good point.  I was refering to Ruby in general, but really Rails
|   + 134562 [jamesUNDERBA] Oh, I agree, and this one of the selling points I turn to when
|     + 134635 [george.mosch] Oh, but you should :)
|     + 134645 [vacindak@gm ] Ahhh, and this too is huge for me.  The java community doesn't have
+ 134541 [drbrain@se m] 43 Things was implemented and released by 5 people in under 3 months.
| 134542 [glenn.parker] If it's not too much trouble, could you see how much time it takes to
+ 134548 [billk@ct .c ] So... how about some Rails vs. Wee comparisons ???  <grin>
| + 134563 [itsme213@ho ] I too would love to hear some pros/cons on this.
| + 134634 [mneumann@nt ] I tried both ;-)
+ 134574 [eric@af ik u] I was going to continue to be my usual lurker self but I just couldn't
| 134601 [jamesUNDERBA] Thanks for delurking.  You've made important points.
| + 134604 [navindra@cs ] Yeah.  I have been subject to the Rails hype myself and I have found
| | 134605 [joaopedrosa@] I'm a sinner in trying to promote Rails. Sometimes it may backfire,
| + 134610 [cdbaby@gm il] be counterproductive <<
| | 134614 [joaopedrosa@] Hype is an overused word sometimes. It's like the overuse of troll,
| + 134629 [ruby-talk@wh] Hype and rhetoric will always be around.  And it's okay to push it away,
|   134636 [dave@bu t. d] In other news, the Ruby community's strong culture and common aesthetic
+ 134671 [k6_m2@ya oo ] .... stuff deleted ...
  + 134673 [propolice@gm] Charge them another 90 days for bug testing
  + 134678 [eric@af ik u] Easy, you sell more stuff. :)
  + 134680 [curt@hi bs c] Shhhhhhh... Let's keep it our little secret!  ;-)

converting MP3 to SWF using Ruby - my company will pay
134518 [cdbaby@gm il] My company needs an ongoing simple script to convert MP3 files to SWF
134527 [mental@gm il] Are you sure you want to convert your mp3's to swf? I think it would

Emacs support in debugger
134528 [retnuh@gm il] (SP2) and it wasn't behaving as I expected.

YAML Parsing, ignoring objects?
134529 [zultan.durin] I have a class which when YAMLized produces...
+ 134534 [flgr@cc n. e] Perhaps you can just redefine Player#to_yaml to exclude those?
| 134543 [zultan.durin] That did it for now. We'll see if I end up screwing things up in the
+ 134545 [ruby-talk@wh] Hey, Travis.  You can define to_yaml_properties for any object, which is
  134590 [zultan.durin] I missed that last part on that page and it turns out that's exactly

OpenSSL::X509 hash mystifications
134536 [magnus@bo in] When doing peer certificate verifications, one should save the ca_certs
+ 134537 [magnus@bo in] Arrgh. Found it immediately after.
+ 135802 [bitserf@gm i] Isn't the extension intended for dealing with collisions?
  135811 [magnus@bo in] Yes.

reading password from stdin
134539 [bouncer@no h] How to disable output when reading with readline on linux? The script needs
134540 [logancapaldo] I would imagine it would require 'curses'. A "simpler" method might be
134556 [cmueller@by ] You need the modules ruby-termios and ruby-password. Both of these are
134565 [csaba@ph ny ] To add, if you don't want to have these external dependencies, there is
134703 [bouncer@no h] Thank you all for replies, I went for the "stty" solution at the end.

[ANN] Ruby Facets 0.6.2
134547 [transfire@gm] A N N O U N C I N G
+ 134567 [sera@fh an .] Where would I find docs on this part of Facets? I looked at
+ 134575 [flgr@cc n. e] Perhaps it would also be a nice idea to add Enumerable#count,
  + 134581 [daniel.amela] Perhaps I'm confused with your example because it's contrived (on
  | 134643 [flgr@cc n. e] I decided to return the last value of the block as that works in both
  + 134624 [martindemell] Object#apply is perhaps more rubyish-looking than Kernel#with(object)

Ruby newbie: 3 week learning project
134555 [alabut@gm il] week course to learn the language, you're all more than welcome to join
+ 134561 [binkley@al m] This great -- thanks!
+ 134564 [ngharo@gm il] Great idea!!  I've been having problems getting ruby "jump started" in
+ 134566 [james@gr yp ] Welcome to the Ruby language and community.
| + 134569 [alabut@gm il] Thanks! It's been a very quick and warm welcome. I've heard about the
| | 134576 [james@gr yp ] This is a common question, so searching the list archives would
| + 134572 [phurley@gm i] I will second the suggestion for ruby quiz. I know a fair number of
+ 134596 [daniel.amela] Hey Al, I noticed on your webpage that you're in the San Diego area.
  + 134611 [alabut@gm il] Hey Dan, yeah, that's rad, we should definitely hook up! Let's see how
  | 134649 [james@gr yp ] Yes, the Pickaxe is written for experienced programmers, in my opinion.
  | 135097 [cpine@he lo ] I tried to write my tutorial as sort of a bridge between being a total
  | 135140 [bjp@be ay co] I looked this over and it will really help me out. And I see Chris is in
  + 134615 [alabut@gm il] Hey Daniel, I'm not seeing my reply to you popping up on the google
  + 134618 [hal9000@hy e] I'll weigh in here on the other side...
  | + 134619 [botp@de mo t] //_Teach Yourself Ruby_ is a valid choice. It has a good, tight
  | + 134945 [alabut@gm il] Thanks Hal, I was hoping that the format of the book would mesh with
  + 134992 [dave@bu t. d] Hey since everyone's dissing your selection, I think you really *really*[1]

Re: Convert a Hash into an Array
134557 [matju@sy pa ] The point with #inject was to be faithful to Smalltalk, which uses that

How to implement a new TaskLib in Rake
134559 [giulio.pianc] so my last attempt [1] at building a task for running RubyFIT tests
134571 [jim@we ri hh] One of the things I've been thinking about for the next major version of Rake
134688 [giulio.pianc] give a hand.

Re: can WEBrick bind to port 0, and then tell me what port was allocated? - solution
134568 [sroberts@un ] Here's what I'm doing to create a webserver on a system-allocated port.

Noob: DateTime /DBI/ActiveRecord possible error...who knows
134570 [tom.willis@g] OK, I feel I've done the due dilligence (googledilligence) and I can
134758 [tom.willis@g] Man, amazing what you find when you can look at the source code and

Help for the busy and docgen challenged
134580 [jim@fr ez .o] Ok, ok, I'm no Jamis, _why, Bill or even David.
134582 [drbrain@se m] Can you expound upon this one?
134595 [jim@fr ez .o] Looks good. I'm reviewing the site now.

stepping through arrays simultaneously
134583 [tsuraan@xy n] Suppose I have two arrays, one holding times, and the other holding
134585 [james@gr yp ] For that, I would use Array#each_index().
+ 134586 [tsuraan@xy n] Ok, that looks good.  I missed it :)
| 134587 [james@gr yp ] My bad.  If I had listed it correctly, you would have went right to it.
| 134597 [tsuraan@xy n] Aha.  Thanks!
+ 134600 [csaba@ph ny ] [times, events].transpose.each { |t,e|
  + 134665 [phurley@gm i] require 'generator'
  + 134700 [tsuraan@xy n] Starting to remind me of Matlab :)  Is transpose a terribly expensive

Debug in Eclipse RDT
134584 [dropbox@wh e] It looks to me as if the plugin for Eclipse is the most useable Ruby
+ 134592 [zultan.durin] Not that this is terribly helpful, but I found the Eclipse plugin
| 134655 [Richard_Dale] Have you tried KDevelop 3.2 which has just been released as part of KDE 3.4?
| + 134664 [Daniel.Berge] vi has a class browser, refactoring support and a debugger? Wow, I need
| | 134684 [zultan.durin] No, that's just what it takes for me to move away from vi. I spend
| + 134685 [zultan.durin] I'll see what version fink has. I try not to build too much myself on
|   134690 [Daniel.Berge] Good question.  I would go to the project page and submit a feature
+ 134613 [yogi.kulkarn] The debugger seems to sort of work on my machine... it seg faults if I

[ANN] midilib 0.8.4 released
134593 [ jimm@io co ] midilib (http://midilib.rubyforge.org) is a pure Ruby MIDI library

GC performance (Re: RCR 296: Destructive methods return self)
134603 [navindra@cs ] Interesting observation and benchmark!  It might be neat to have
134606 [jtregunna@bl] Or maybe it would be wiser to move to an incremental GC, where the

Re: Ruby Facets 0.6.2
134607 [transfire@gm] Ah, I hadn't removed the :nodoc: marker, so they didn't show up. Thanks
+ 134608 [transfire@gm] Thanks for the suggestions. I'll have a look and give them a try in the
| 134609 [transfire@gm] Thanks. I will give them consideration for the next release.
+ 134888 [sera@fh an .] Thanks for that. Can I humbly suggest that Numeric#ago be changed to
  + 134929 [transfire@gm] Francis, great ideas! I will work on. Thank you.
  | 134931 [sera@fh an .] Definitely, but I suppose this is generally a problem with OO
  | 135035 [transfire@gm] seem
  + 135036 [transfire@gm] you

unifying hash and proc syntax
134612 [vjoel@PA H. ] Hey, crazy idea. Why not use the same syntax for hashes and arrays? For
+ 134617 [vjoel@PA H. ] erm, procs
+ 134621 [hal9000@hy e] It's a fllor wax AND a dessert topping!
+ 134625 [csaba@ph ny ] Witty! What's somewhat dubious in it is melting two things which are so
  134663 [Daniel.Berge] If Ruby had a "List" superclass from which Array and Hash descended,
  134666 [bob.news@gm ] "Berger, Daniel" <Daniel.Berger@qwest.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag

Loading singletons from a file.
134616 [zultan.durin] Say I have a class Here, and I loaded that class from some file
134628 [bob.news@gm ] ...
134646 [zultan.durin] Turns out the reason it didn't work at all for me was that my class

etc win32utils is case sensitive
134622 [botp@de mo t] 1. The getpwnam is case sensitive. This is windows, so it should _not_.
134670 [Daniel.Berge] That's odd.  I'll check it out.
134779 [botp@de mo t] //However, I plan on deprecating win32-etc this week in favor

Re: etc win32utils seg faults when a pdc/bdc is queried
134627 [botp@de mo t] Etc seg faults when a pdc or bdc (domain controller) is queried.
134672 [Daniel.Berge] Hm...that's strange.  Does it help if you put a "\\" in front of the domain controller name?  I believe NT requires that (while 2k and later do not).
134781 [botp@de mo t] //Hm...that's strange.  Does it help if you put a "\\" in front

[ANN] Multiblocks 0.1.0 -- emulating Smalltalk type multiblock calls
134633 [csaba@ph ny ] Multiblocks

windows automation language
134641 [martindemell] Don't know enough about win32 programming to say if this is interesting,
+ 134647 [c.r.mcgrath@] It's got a COM interface, so you can use WIN32OLE to drive it. It does
| 134702 [mental@gm il] Wow, thanks! trying this was easier than it should :)
+ 134822 [dooby@d1 .k ] As has been said by others, ruby bindings are hardly necessary when using

Getting the word to conventional programmers
134642 [claird@la rd] *DevSource* profiles "The State of the Scripting Universe" in
+ 134834 [cnelson@ny a] Hey, Jeff Hobbs got the last word. ;-)
+ 134858 [rob.02004@gm] "In five years I expect that dynamic languages ... [will] overtake
| 134924 [joevandyk@gm] I'm a vim diehard, but it would be nice to have something like ctags
| 134928 [pete@pe ta t] I'm using ctags and ruby.  Maybe it's your version of ctags?  Exuberant
+ 134910 [sigzero@gm i] That was a great article. I really enjoyed it. We need more like it.
+ 134920 [sigzero@gm i] It would have been nice to put in a blurb for some of the cool stuff
| 134947 [claird@la rd] you're wrong.  Or, you're ambiguous:  I think you're saying, "To appro-
| 134950 [sigzero@gm i] *happening*
+ 134957 [glenn.parker] It was NOT the most interesting or useful interview I've ever read.
  135109 [csaba@ph ny ] Yeah, mostly they were just whining and advocating, business as usual.
  135126 [glenn.parker] I chuckled when I read that.  The secret to "huge advances" is, wait for
  + 135130 [chneukirchen] And the bitter irony in above statement is that PHP is the only
  | 135231 [csaba@ph ny ] Well, you can't really feel the value of something until you suffer from
  + 135232 [csaba@ph ny ] Recently I got quite fond of Io, http://www.iolanguage.com.
  | 135301 [chneukirchen] (Please note that I'm biased due to my Lisp knowledge.)  I actually
  + 135332 [matju@sy pa ] Which reminds me...
    + 135335 [phlip_cpp@ya] Uh, that title was by an editor... Apocryphally...
    | 135397 [matju@sy pa ] Not just any editor: it was Mr. PASCAL himself, Niklas Wirth. (or so I
    + 135349 [chneukirchen] And I still think the best thing about Dijkstra is his