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^ [Rails] Introspect "not null" for a Column?
136736 [gavin refine] Using Ruby on Rails, how can I tell if the DB schema allows a

^ Extension question
136740 [joevandyk gm] I'm generating a fairly large image file (can be 10000x10000) pixels
+ 136748 [tom infoethe] require "GD"
| 136755 [joevandyk gm] I was using Ruby-GD before.  The slowness is not the library, but the
| 136762 [tom infoethe] Ah, OK, so you were already familiar with that one, sorry.
+ 136752 [tom infoethe] ===============================
| + 136757 [bob.news gmx] "Tom Copeland" <tom@infoether.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
| | 136763 [tom infoethe] Right you are, that's much better...
| | 136783 [cmills frees] Kernel
| | 136790 [joevandyk gm] Yeah, that's probably what I'm going to do.
| + 136841 [ryand-ruby z] Please note that :test is a kernel method. :)
+ 136753 [tom infoethe] I wonder about this as well.  So far I've been sort of passing data
+ 136758 [cmills frees] extensions?
| + 136789 [joevandyk gm] So, if I have a IO object in Ruby, how could I use C's stdio functions
| | + 136793 [joevandyk gm] And to expand the question...
| | | + 136802 [steven.jenki] If you're writing the extension to solve a performance problem, then I
| | | + 136813 [cmills frees] Ruby.
| | | + 136844 [ryand-ruby z] 0) Always keep a log of your progress and changes.
| | |   136859 [botp delmont] //There is no middle step.
| | + 136797 [sastph sas.c] Check out the GetOpenFile, GetWriteFile, etc. macros in rubyio.h, and
| + 136806 [joevandyk gm] How should errors be handled in C extensions?  For example, my C
|   + 136815 [cmills frees] Ruby.
|   + 136816 [sastph sas.c] Generally the Ruby functions that convert Ruby types to C types will
+ 136798 [sastph sas.c] Have you tried RMagick? http://rmagick.rubyforge.org.
  136801 [joevandyk gm] Ooh, that looks nice.  The image can be up to (and probably more than)
  + 136805 [sastph sas.c] You're right, converting from binary data to Ruby objects would be
  + 136938 [nathaniel ta] I was hoping Ara Howard would stick his head in here, but I'll just

^ rubyscript2exe on linux for different version of libc library
136746 [meruby gmail] I have created an executable for a simple program (puts "Hello") on
136880 [google erikv] I don't know, by heart. You could give it a try, if you want.

^ Smalltakish access to source code (was: Re: [EVALUATION] - E03 - jamLang Evaluation Case Applied to Ruby)
136750 [bob.news gmx] "Ilias Lazaridis" <ilias@lazaridis.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
136751 [ilias lazari] ok

^ [ANN] r43 -- First public release
136761 [pat.eyler gm] I've just put out a pre-alpha release of r43 (a library that

^ Slashdot: Ruby On Rails Showdown with Java Spring/Hibernate
136765 [joaopedrosa ] Cheers,
136767 [emics emics.] Let the flames begin.
136788 [Al2O3ist yah] Its pretty entertaining the volume of anonymous posters.  The torches

^ Ruby utilities for part of speech tagging and text categorization
136772 [mark.watson ] Released as Free Software on my open source page at www.markwatson.com.
136786 [pat.eyler gm] Mark,

^ Re: how do I find the name of the current user?
136773 [Daniel.Berge] It's not defined on my Windows XP Pro box (though, see USERPROFILE).
136929 [victor.reyes] In unix: whoami or who am i or echo $LOGNAME works. who am i shows you

^ fed up with this newsgroup
136774 [fscker2000 y] I am sorry, but are you people retards?  Why do you feed the Ilias
+ 136781 [RIsaacs Conn] Yeah I would have to agree.
+ 136782 [gauldong gma] I'm not complaining, I'm actually interested in his Efficiency
+ 136784 [phlip_cpp ya] Thanks a lot. Until this post, I was unaware of him or her.
+ 136799 [glenn.parker] +1.  Ilias is simply a leech.  I have long since stopped following any
| 136877 [gene.tani gm] Check this out!  his post to c.l.python received 0 replies.  That's
| 136885 [spoooq gmail] Impressive! But look what I found...
| 136889 [binkley alum] I'm new to ruby-talk.  Why the pile-on for this fellow?  I looked
| + 136890 [hal9000 hype] He's probably mostly harmless at this point. He was irritating in
| + 136908 [james_b neur] Exactly true.  Nothing a decent bozofilter can't handle better than a
| | 136910 [halostatue g] True enough. I generally hit 'y' when I get one of Ilias's threads,
| | + 136912 [binkley alum] I am finding the question about metaclasses to be of this sort.  I
| | | 136931 [glenn.parker] Umm, is it anything you couldn't learn by actually studying the Pickaxe?
| | | + 136933 [rhkramer gma] I think it is, or, to state it another way, one of the things that attracts me
| | | | 136942 [mailing-list] Still, there's no reason in allowing deterrents--like Ilias if we are to
| | | | + 136964 [rhkramer gma] Absolutely!
| | | | + 136965 [rampant gmai] On Apr 5, 2005 6:14 PM, Nikolai Weibull
| | | |   136978 [mailing-list] Hahaha!  Man, that was the first post in a while that actually made me
| | | + 136934 [binkley alum] Agreed.  It's presently shipping from Amazon and should be here any day
| | + 136913 [james graypr] Very true.  I've been trying subtle hints in this direction with my
| | | 136915 [agorilla gma] I no longer have time for this off-topic discusstion.  I'm closing this thread.
| | | 136917 [martin.anker] Please reopen it, I wanted to post something!
| | + 136928 [martindemell] Yep, he's made a decent effort at organising and presenting his
| + 136916 [brianm apach] Ilias is a famous troll, crossing languages and tools for years.
| | + 136918 [glenn.ruby g] Ilias has the longest "review" on this website !  Impressive... :o)
| | | 136919 [glenn.ruby g] Actually, I was a bit alarmed there, when I first read the site the
| | | 136921 [phlip_cpp ya] Stiff"!!!
| | + 136920 [phlip_cpp ya] Dial up news:comp.games.development.design . ("Design" is the elite role of
| | + 136972 [lists bertra] Ruby is a first class language and it deserves first class
| |   137001 [snail objmed] Scharpf <lists@bertram-scharpf.de> writes
| + 137011 [spoooq gmail] Others have explained their points of view in this thread already, but
|   + 137017 [agorilla gma] I admire JEG2 for politely replying (when it makes sense), and wish I
|   | 137019 [spoooq gmail] Its ok, I asked the people who run the internet to reopen it.
|   | 137022 [agorilla gma] You must supply email addresses.  I will discuss this with them.
|   | + 137025 [tom infoethe] To coin a phrase.... LOL!
|   | + 137026 [spoooq gmail] root@inter.net
|   |   + 137029 [agorilla gma] [off-topic discussions deleted.]
|   |   | 137033 [spoooq gmail] Why do I keep thinking of Matt Maycocks coworkers one-liner...
|   |   | 137034 [hal9000 hype] Um, am I supposed to get this? Is it a reference to
|   |   | + 137035 [Gary Lowder.] Hal,
|   |   | | 137037 [hal9000 hype] Ohh, OK. Haven't seen that in ages.
|   |   | | + 137039 [billk cts.co] badges.show if horsemen.federales?
|   |   | | | 137045 [martindemell] self.send(she.having)
|   |   | | | 137046 [glenn.ruby g] !droids.look_for
|   |   | | + 137056 [horacio.lope] to the tune of 'Thus Spake Zarathustra'
|   |   | | + 137072 [james graypr] As the (self-proclaimed) resident Casablanca buff, I feel compelled to
|   |   | | | + 137109 [james_b neur] Maybe it was a Woody Allen reference.
|   |   | | | + 137137 [hal9000 hype] I knew that. :) But thanks for bringing it up.
|   |   | | | + 137169 [peterreilly ] *Ilsa <http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000006/>*: Play it once, Sam. For old
|   |   | | |   137188 [lyle.johnson] I think the distinction is whether Sam it asked to merely "Play it",
|   |   | | |   137255 [demerzel gma] people.each do |p|
|   |   | | |   + 137257 [batkins57 gm] if she.weight =3D=3D duck.weight
|   |   | | |   | 137258 [batkins57 gm] if she.weight =3D=3D duck.weight
|   |   | | |   | 137260 [Greg.Kujawa ] def visit
|   |   | | |   + 137261 [ jimm io.com] What Wiki page? The URL http://www.rubygarden.org/ruby?MoviesTheRubyWay in the
|   |   | | |     + 137265 [Greg.Kujawa ] store(elf.singing)
|   |   | | |     + 137277 [glenn.parker] assert_equal(soylent.green, people)
|   |   | | |     | + 137281 [steven.jenki] 3.times {|t| places.detect {|place| Home === place }}
|   |   | | |     | | 137288 [lucsky mac.c] passengers[ 7 ]
|   |   | | |     | | 137298 [tanner.burso] 12.times { m = Man.new; m.angry = true }
|   |   | | |     | | 137347 [lucsky mac.c] spice.extend :life
|   |   | | |     | | 137353 [martindemell] self.undef_method(:fear)
|   |   | | |     | | 137493 [lucsky mac.c] loop { spotless_mind[ :sunshine ] }
|   |   | | |     | + 137308 [snail objmed] <glenn.parker@comcast.net> writes
|   |   | | |     | + 137332 [ruby-talk wh] => Soylent::Green.is_a? People
|   |   | | |     |   137336 [horacio.lope] ...
|   |   | | |     |   137338 [agorilla gma] I'm feeling a bit peckish, anybody have some crackers?
|   |   | | |     |   137348 [spoooq gmail] This thread is making me crackers.
|   |   | | |     + 137352 [demerzel gma] Hey I can see stuff there.
|   |   | | |       137392 [ jimm io.com] You know what's really wierd? I can see that page just fine at home, but at
|   |   | | |       + 137405 [jim weirichh] Jim, you have probably been caught by the RubyGarden tarpit.
|   |   | | |       | 137406 [ jimm io.com] Thanks for the explanation. It was most interesting.
|   |   | | |       + 137410 [snail objmed] Probably FireFox on XP. I find that many pages that work fine in IE6
|   |   | | + 137108 [james_b neur] <snip/>
|   |   | | + 137110 [martin.anker] hehe...
|   |   | | + 137111 [martin.anker] Well, why not :-)
|   |   | |   137118 [jim jimvanfl] I'm new to Ruby, but does this work?
|   |   | |   137126 [james_b neur] Perhaps Ring should be a singleton?
|   |   | |   137166 [bob.news gmx] "James Britt" <james_b@neurogami.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
|   |   | |   137182 [gavin refine] Ring.new rule=>:all, find=>true, bring=>:all, bind_location=>:darkness
|   |   | |   137183 [dblack wobbl] I don't think that will parse.
|   |   | |   137185 [gavin refine] Ring.new :rule=>:all, :find=>true, :bring=>:all,
|   |   | + 137036 [spoooq gmail] In one of the Silence of the Lambs films, Buffalo Bill the serial
|   |   + 137047 [dido.sevilla] Gee, that's a real email address that will go to one of the companies
|   |     137142 [spoooq gmail] Yeah, its too cool an email address to not be taken.
|   + 137018 [rcole itee.u] Live and let live I say. I also new to this list. Maybe there should be
|   + 137053 [snail objmed] <spoooq@gmail.com> writes
|     137146 [spoooq gmail] Im considering more of a civilization-style, turn-based game... I
+ 136914 [transfire gm] To be honest, I am always amazed by how much people can go on and on

^ Re: r43 -- First public release
136775 [Al2O3ist yah] Works as advertised, keep up the good work!  Wouldn't it be slick if
136874 [lucsky mac.c] require 'dl/import'

^ [IDE] - need a simple IDE which lists methods and variables
136776 [ilias lazari] I like to try ruby a little bit more.
+ 136780 [malteNOSPAM ] Not what you're looking for, but: you can do this in irb. Search the
+ 136787 [ysantoso-rub] This has been discussed recently. Please see ruby-talk:135770
| 136900 [ilias lazari] with a result (specific to my request)?
| 136903 [mailing-list] See below.
| 136907 [ilias lazari] thanks.
+ 136849 [rob.02004 gm] I'm developing method autocompletion for the jEdit Ruby Editor Plugin,
| + 136866 [mailinglists] Read his message again, he wants something like "if it exists, then it
| | 136956 [rob.02004 gm] I think what I'm developing is close to what Ilias wants ...
| | 137009 [mailinglists] How do you handle the parsing ?
| | 137062 [rob.02004 gm] I'm using the JRuby parser to determine the structure, and regular
| + 136901 [ilias lazari] ok
|   + 136905 [belorion gma] Why, exactly? If the tool fits, why not use it?  I like jEdit better
|   | + 136906 [Greg.Kujawa ] You are feeding the troll...
|   | + 137177 [ilias lazari] please see answer below (to "Rob")
|   + 136961 [rob.02004 gm] Java, despite it's shortcomings as a language, does run on GNU/Linux,
|     137178 [ilias lazari] To be able to modify it.
|     137243 [joevandyk gm] Jeez.  Your goal, as stated, was "I like to try ruby a little bit more."
+ 137868 [ilias lazari] (will try this 0.9.4 - I have currently 0.9.2 from the ruby installer)

^ [ANN] Wee 0.8.0
136777 [mneumann nte] Wee 0.8.0 is out. Have fun!
+ 136926 [itsme213 hot] That is great news. Is there some configuration needed? When I tried the
| 136943 [mneumann nte] +++ ajax.rb     (working copy)
+ 137020 [itsme213 hot] Any idea what might be causing my wee rdoc to not appear (alongside the rdoc
| 137060 [mneumann nte] Simply because I did not generate the rdoc files for 0.8.0 (I had some not yet
+ 137027 [itsme213 hot] How does one update multiple DOM nodes in a single liveUpdate?
  137061 [mneumann nte] Good question. No problem from the Wee side, but I am not good enough in

^ Re: : 2005 IORCC PC Voting is now OPEN!
136794 [iorcc yahoo.] We had the voting system up and tested, yet of course Murphy came to
136848 [iorcc yahoo.] Would seem the system is back up and running.  Voting is open now, pick
136852 [agorilla gma] "Obfuscated code is source code that is (perhaps intentionally) very
136875 [ryand-ruby z] Kinda like having this contest at all?

^ doubly linked list in Ruby?
136803 [ed_davis2 ya] I've gone through a Ruby tutorial, and have been writing some
+ 136807 [a.r.ferreira] You don't need such a thing as doubly linked lists in Ruby. You have
+ 136808 [james graypr] Because Array supports push, pop, shift, unshift and splice, we tend to
+ 136810 [sastph sas.c] Ruby arrays are incredibly more flexible than C arrays. You can insert
| 136817 [rhkramer gma] But (just asking), what about performance?  Is an entire new array created, or
| + 136819 [rampant gmai] irb(main):001:0> a = [1,2,3]
| | 136836 [rhkramer gma] Douglas,
| + 136822 [drbrain segm] Why do you care?
| + 136830 [sastph sas.c] Don't know. Don't care. Do you think your application's performance will
|   + 136840 [rhkramer gma] No.  Sometimes curiosity gets the best of me. ;-)
|   + 136842 [rampant gmai] It does add confidence in your code if you have an idea in your head
|     136845 [ryand-ruby z] I disagree. It doesn't add any confidence to my driving to know how
|     136847 [rampant gmai] It does add confidence to know about Array.new, and it does add
|     136876 [lyndon.samso] Indeed, Ignorance about implementations leads to code like the following
+ 136811 [bob.news gmx] "ed_davis2" <ed_davis2@yahoo.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
+ 136812 [halostatue g] irb(main):001:0> a = %w(The brown fox jumped the dog.)
+ 136820 [aredridel nb] In Ruby, you have it easy: Variables themselves are pointers. If you

^ Wrote "Hookable" mixin, what now?
136804 [usenet zoidb] I've just written a mixin that allows hooking into methods of a class.
+ 136814 [bob.news gmx] "Jan 'jast' Krueger" <usenet@zoidberg.org> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
| 136821 [usenet zoidb] The syntax shown in the example is one of two possible general approaches.
+ 136823 [usenet zoidb] I forgot another deficiency that's not included in the documentation
  136825 [evanwebb gma] To chime in, perhaps we should look to merge Hookable and the class
  136832 [usenet zoidb] Looks nice, though I haven't digged through all of the code yet.
  136835 [evanwebb gma] See below.

^ Problem running Rails sample app from O'Reilly
136818 [newsbot cox.] On the "Getting Started With Rails" page on
136864 [cwanstrath g] I'm not a Windows guy, but in *nix that message usually means your
+ 136867 [james_b neur] You may want to ask this on the Rails list, but offhand it may be that
+ 136872 [newsbot cox.] Well, I lied a little bit.  "Followed the directions to a 'tee'" wasn't

^ Re: libxml and libxslt CVS
136824 [transfire gm] dozen,

^ Garden RubyNuby Question on parameters in blocks vs. methods
136831 [transfire gm] Noticed a new question on the RubyNuby page of the Garden Wiki.
136981 [transfire gm] I'm suprised that no one is offering an answer here, especially
137023 [daniel.amela] Sorry, Trans, I just think that there are so many people on this list
+ 137073 [rampant gmai] So these two would be the same, right?
| 137074 [dblack wobbl] Hopefully it would be one or the other (the second only if there were
| 137119 [glenn.ruby g] The def method(params) is the style used in many commonly used
+ 137155 [transfire gm] Yes, no doubt that's happening. Guess that's why I chirped up bit.
  137157 [transfire gm] Oh I alsmost forgot. What about defualt parameters? Will blocks have
  137159 [daniel.amela] I don't know, good question. Only matz and the other ruby-dev's would

^ shared memory example
136834 [joevandyk gm] Can someone post a really small example of connecting to sysv shared
136894 [caleb aei-te] Don't forget to shmem.attach.
137010 [joevandyk gm] It's failing on SharedMemory.new(key).  I tried printing the key (with
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