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^ 1.8.3 or 1.8 4: will define_method allow blocks, defaults, etc.?
158678 [itsme213 hot] ...
158906 [itsme213 hot] ...
158909 [halostatue g] I'm not answering for Matz, but I suspect that it won't. That's a new
+ 158916 [binary42 gma] I would assume you mean incompatible by implementation? I see no other
+ 159072 [itsme213 hot] ...

^ Re: ShortURL 0.7.0
158687 [vfoley gmail] I just released ShortURL 0.8.0.  It includes an improved bin/shorturl.
158702 [djberg96 gma] Why didn't you add a WWW namespace?  With a "class Service" it could,
158709 [vfoley gmail] Oh right, I forgot about that one.  Give me a few days, I'll add it.
158761 [vfoley gmail] Done.  I thought I'd add a GUI before, but I just made a minor version

^ split without lookbehind
158691 [alex deletem] I'm trying to split a path (like an URL, but not one) into bits on the
+ 158700 [neoneye gmai] 'foo/bar // baz/qux'.split(/(?<!\/)\/(?!\/)/)
+ 158744 [james graypr] Don't know if your case is loose enough to allow for a hack like
+ 158807 [gavin refine] ...
  + 158812 [alex deletem] Thanks all for your suggestions. I had forgotten scan was handy in
  | 158818 [ruby.brian g] You can avoid toothpick-ities by using a custom regexp delimiter. E.g.
  + 158862 [w_a_x_man ya] str = 'foo,bar ,, baz,qux,,,jorb,jing,,,,blat'

^ [ANN] Alexandria 0.6.1
158707 [lrz gnome.or] Alexandria 0.6.1 has just been released.

^ [ANN] Ruby/ZOOM 0.2.1
158712 [lrz gnome.or] I am happy to announce the 0.2.1 release of Ruby/ZOOM.

^ Problems with Instiki 0.10.2
158715 [CBlair1986 g] I've installed Instiki 0.10.2 with both the downloadable .zip and .gem,
159129 [zimba.tm gma] Cblair,
159816 [CBlair1986 g] I was actually using ruby 1.8.2 at the time, but have since upgraded to

^ [SOLUTION] Lisp Game (#49)
158719 [markus stber] Again a fun quiz! I remember reading this tutorial too.

^ state of blocking/nonblocking I/O
158720 [joshua rever] Here is my understanding about the current state of I/O in Ruby.
158739 [akr m17n.org] Right.
158742 [joshua rever] ...
158749 [akr m17n.org] IO#sysread and IO#syswrite is possible candidates.
+ 158753 [Ara.T.Howard] thanks so much for doing this work!
+ 158754 [joshua rever] It seems that Ruby should keep track of whether a descriptor has
  158771 [akr m17n.org] Yes.  The shared fd is a problem hard to solve.
  158826 [bob.news gmx] I have one question on this matter which I still don't understand (I'm not
  + 158932 [akr m17n.org] It is an interesting question I also have.
  | + 158941 [joshua rever] ...
  | | + 158947 [blue.technx ] This sounds really interesting, but I don't fully understand the while
  | | | + 158954 [snacktime gm] ...
  | | | + 159090 [joshua rever] I'm not sure exactly what you're asking.  Nonblocking I/O basically
  | | + 158950 [bob.news gmx] Thanks for the feedback.  Even in this case I'd probably choose a
  | | + 158964 [akr m17n.org] I see.
  | |   159003 [joshua rever] Yes, the code I posted made some simplifying assumptions.  If some of
  | + 158990 [Ara.T.Howard] it's sort of the same thing as 2, but network intense clients might me written
  |   159028 [mcotner yaho] Here's an example that I tested recently.  The application is a network
  + 158956 [snacktime gm] ...

^ Re: MouseHole 1.2 -- rose-colored spectacles for the Web
158729 [CBlair1986 g] I can't get MouseHole to run. When I run mousehole.exe I get
161793 [drew.robinso] What version of Windows are you running ?
161794 [daniels pron] The MH environment variable isn't being set because it can't find your

^ [Quiz] [Solution] Lisp Game
158731 [ruby.brian g] Nice quiz James!
159162 [dave burt.id] ...
159163 [james graypr] define_method() builds a method from the provided block and all Ruby

^ Re: Lisp Game (#49)
158732 [gregory.t.br] Hmm... not exactly sure why this doesn't work.  I'll try to dig through
+ 158733 [gregory.t.br] Here is my solution, which is basically Jame's solution, but split into
| 158734 [gregory.t.br] Here is my solution, which is basically Jame's solution, but split into
+ 158743 [markus stber] undefined method `strip' for nil:NilClass (NoMethodError)

^ Cannot subclass Class?
158738 [itsme213 hot] ...
+ 158747 [florgro gmai] You can subclass Module. Perhaps that is powerful enough?
| + 158782 [itsme213 hot] ...
| + 158785 [itsme213 hot] ...
|   158822 [ruby.brian g] Maybe that this is not the most elegant method, but heres what I came up with
+ 158758 [rascal1182 g] I was trying to figure out exactly what metaclasses allow you to do,
| 158763 [dblack wobbl] I don't know what the term refers to in Python, but I do know that in
| + 158765 [hal9000 hype] Well said. I would fall into the last camp.
| | + 158774 [rascal1182 g] I assumed this was coming from a Python perspective, as almost all of
| | | 158799 [twifkak comc] What if you're trying to build a <a
| | | 158802 [dblack wobbl] You can just define the method directly on the object -- you don't
| | | 158907 [itsme213 hot] ...
| | + 158794 [jim weirichh] Abstract classes never have instances.
| | + 158801 [dblack wobbl] Well, the major example that comes to mind is the singleton class in
| + 158810 [gene.tani gm] Alex martelli's talk on python metaclasses, if you're curious, they're
+ 158776 [surrender_it] funnily enough, you can subclass Class with Class.new,

^ class/singleton methods
158752 [r.mark.volkm] These seem to be identical. Are they?
+ 158760 [rascal1182 g] They are identical.  Inside Foo, self==Foo
+ 158762 [dblack wobbl] The advantage of the self version is that it might be a little easier
  + 158767 [ruby-ml magi] Hm?
  | + 158777 [nseckar gmai] Meaning that the singleton method of C is being called with self as D.
  | + 158798 [dblack wobbl] I think you must have misunderstood me.  What I mean is: as far as I
  + 158811 [r.mark.volkm] Did you mean the singleton_methods method?  I don't see a method named
    158816 [dblack wobbl] I meant class_methods, and I was wrong.  For some reason, I have for

^ (4+3).reverse # => 1?
158755 [caldridge gm] Does anything like this exist?
+ 158756 [hal9000 hype] No... and what you're asking for doesn't really
+ 158757 [dblack wobbl] ...
  158759 [caldridge gm] Hal.. good point. :-)
  158783 [robbie.carlt] The problem, as has been pointed out, is that the expression in the

^ Re: [QUIZ][Solution] Lisp Game (#49)
158768 [faker yahoo.] ...

^ packages, gems, libraries ... and ruby itself.
158780 [jeff.darklig] ...
158803 [hgs dmu.ac.u] To be fair, there is effort to reduce this time to something more

^ String#scan_and_map (was: Re: split without lookbehind)
158813 [gavin refine] Whenever I find myself about to do something like the above, I say to
158844 [gavin refine] OK, that was dumb. On the way to work I realized that the above can far
158876 [chneukirchen] p str.scan( /(.+?[^,],{2}*)(?:,(?!,)|$)/ ).map{ |saved,others|
158899 [gavin refine] Oh hell. Well done. :)

^ Compilation of ruby
158817 [christophe.p] Is there any chance that ruby will become compilable by an ANSI
+ 158835 [halostatue g] My understanding is that this is *definitely* happening for 1.9/2.0,
| 158840 [christophe.p] I'm currently working with 1.9.0 as it seems that it has already been
| 158846 [halostatue g] You may want to raise the question on ruby-core. Some typecasts may or
+ 158963 [nobuyoshi.na] Already possible.  C90 doesn't prohibit K&R style function
  158999 [christophe.p] I've been making a lot of changes so that the basic ruby interpreter

^ You Can FIND any thing u want
158819 [sina.818 gma] Enjoy

^ Boston Ruby Users Group is tomorrow (Tuesday) at 7PM!
158829 [clambert gma] Rubyists,
158831 [greg7224 gma] I think it would be cool if UNH.rb (University of New Haven) took a

^ Type inference
158830 [eeklund gmai] Yes, "we" do.  As in the Ruby community.  And I'm willing to be that
+ 158838 [dblack wobbl] I think "we" would be better off not predicating membership in the
| 158857 [eeklund gmai] I meant it quite differently and much more positive: As an inclusive
| + 158895 [googlegroups] Insulting those who disagree with you is a brilliant tactic;
| | 158977 [eeklund gmai] *sigh*
| | 159041 [ruby-ml magi] I would advise you to err on caution's side: your statement came out
| + 158927 [ptkwt aracne] ...
|   158972 [eeklund gmai] I took a number of discussions.
|   159016 [ptkwt aracne] ...
+ 158845 [eric_mahurin] To take advantage of type (really class) inference in an
  158851 [dblack wobbl] What about type (really type) inference? :-)  There have been some
  158855 [eric_mahurin] Maybe I misunderstood what Eivind was asking for.  From the
  + 158921 [gene.tani gm] I jus tfound this, which may be relevant or no
  + 158968 [eeklund gmai] Not class.  What is possible is to infer the binding of certain
    158988 [eric_mahurin] "class" is still closer to what you are talking about than the
    + 158998 [eeklund gmai] That's what's usually called an abstract type.  What we are (or at
    + 159018 [igouy yahoo.] -snip-
      159021 [eric_mahurin] That's the one I'm talking about.  I said the speed of ruby was
      159030 [igouy yahoo.] Say X times faster or slower and even I will understand what you mean

^ How does this work? def[](own_arg_1, own_arg_2)
158833 [krekna gmail] While reading some code, which tells that one can define a new
158841 [dblack wobbl] song.[](0,15).play  # note the first dot

^ [ANN] Reminder! Portland Ruby Brigade (pdx.rb) meeting on 10-04-2005
158836 [robby.lists ] Just another quick reminder.

^ Question about Ruby system() method
158837 [greg.kujawa ] I have a Ruby application running in a Qtopia enviornment. One method I
158847 [greg.kujawa ] I suppose the system() method itself in Ruby forks things off. This is

^ 'require' to fill $" with long names?
158842 [google erikv] Require fills $" with (the short names of) the library files it
158965 [nobuyoshi.na] 1.9 does so.
158980 [google erikv] Quick check...
158982 [nobuyoshi.na] It is built-in now, and defined for backward compatibility

^ HighLine Issue (was Re: Lisp Game (#49))
158843 [james graypr] I'm very interested in understanding this problem and fixing it
159432 [markus stber] I really appreciate your and Greg's work. It's nice to see what can
159777 [james graypr] Thanks for the kind words.

^ Beer & Pizza SIG; 8 pm, 10/4, San Francisco, CA, USA
158853 [rdm cfcl.com] In the spirit of Bay Area Debian's "SHOTGUN RULES FOR BAD MEETINGS"

^ Selecting From A Different Table
158854 [MrPaulAR gma] How do I select records from a table that has a different name than my
158856 [james graypr] @regions = Region.find(:all)
158859 [MrPaulAR gma] Thanks for the prompt reply.  When I call @regions = Region.find(:all)
158866 [wilsonb gmai] Try putting <%= debug(@regions) %> on your _form.rhtml, above the
158877 [MrPaulAR gma] Thank you.  The root of my problem was the missing =.

^ ruby.codefetch.com offers API and books search
158863 [spammable co] Greetings!
158869 [james_b neur] Nice.  But why does it say "Ruby Rails", rather than simply "Ruby"?
158875 [spammable co] Really, it should say Ruby / Rails, and HTML CSS should be HTML / CSS.
158898 [spammable co] It looks like indexing the stdlib would flummox our scanner because
158905 [halostatue g] How are you trying to index? You *do* realize that classes are
+ 158923 [gene.tani gm] maybe run the ruby C source through your tokenizer/indexer and then we
+ 159534 [spammable co] No I didn't, (I've haven't yet had the pleasure of using Ruby), and in

^ Determine media type
158864 [csjasnoch wi] I am trying to write a catalogging program for a bunch of data we
+ 158868 [csjasnoch wi] It seems like I should be able to do this for determining write
+ 158892 [csjasnoch wi] Also via most OS's you can give a disk a name. How would I access this
  159032 [guslist free] I am afraid all the question you have asked are very OS specific and
  160478 [csjasnoch wi] I was hoping that was not the case (OS specific), but I could make

^ HttpClient
158874 [hh hhenne.dk] Is there a ruby library with support for making a HttpClient - like the
+ 158878 [hh hhenne.dk] Sorry for this beginner question.
+ 158879 [james_b neur] What does Jakarta commons HttpClient do, and have you looked at the
| 158882 [hh hhenne.dk] Thanks for a very fast answer.
| 158885 [james graypr] See also openuri in the standard library which is just a different
+ 158884 [patrick hexa] In addition to Net::HTTP, there is also WebUnit.  It has an interface

^ ActiveRecord and FXRuby..
158880 [nowahere hom] Is there any reason why I can't use ActiveRecord to help build a client
158881 [lyle.johnson] ActiveRecord is the ORM layer used by Rails, right? I don't think
+ 158887 [mcotner yaho] The Pragmatic RoR book explains in detail how to do this.  It mostly just
| + 158889 [louis.j.scor] ...
| | 158893 [nowahere hom] Thanks for the pointers. I'd better get started :-)
| + 158890 [jamis 37sign] Nope, you're exactly right, Mark.
+ 158888 [naseby gmail] I've built a beer brewing helper in FXRuby/ActiveRecord with a SQLite
| 158894 [rhkramer gma] Brewing (and subsequently drinking) beer to help you (or me) program should
+ 158891 [mcotner yaho] Found my PDF version . . . Connect outside of Rails like so . . .

^ [Solution]: Lisp partial solution - meta-programming help
158886 [louis.j.scor] ...
158900 [ef alum.mit.] Here's a sketch.  It doesn't have the full feature set (portals, etc),
158902 [sean.ohalpin] Along the same lines, as I am unlikely to pursue this any further,
158908 [louis.j.scor] ...
159039 [louis.j.scor] ...
159045 [ef alum.mit.] te?

^ access variables inside a block ...
158896 [kh.wild wico] I'm playing with the class TcpServer from the
+ 158897 [vjoel path.b] t = GAME::Server.tcpserver(:port=>1110, :nodelay=>true) do
| 158940 [kh.wild wico] Great. It works.
+ 159017 [bob.news gmx] I'd prefer to hand over the session to the block as first parameter.  That

^ Re: Lisp Game
158901 [mreed theree] ...
158910 [james graypr] This was quite problematic when I was building my own version.  I
+ 158911 [mreed theree] ...
| 158917 [james graypr] I had to double-check that to convince myself it works.  I thought I
| 158918 [mreed theree] ...
+ 158912 [sean.ohalpin] module IRB
| 158913 [sean.ohalpin] module IRB
| 158919 [mreed theree] ...
+ 158937 [adam.shelly ] I solved it by letting method_missing fill in the allowed words itself.
  158939 [adam.shelly ] elsif $valid_words.include? symbol

^ 1.8.3 and One-click Installer
158914 [jwkenne attg] Any news on porting 1.8.3 to the One-click Installer?
158915 [leavengood g] Based on a message I saw to ruby-core, Curt Hibbs is working on it. Of
158922 [curt.hibbs g] ...

^ Wrapping strings
158920 [benbelly gma] I have a string containing multiple lines that I would like to put
+ 158925 [mreed theree] ...
| 158926 [mreed theree] ...
| 158994 [benbelly gma] Thanks to e all who replied.  I took Ara's idea to make it generic,
+ 158929 [Ara.T.Howard] require 'alib'
+ 158991 [james graypr] irb(main):001:0> str = 'This is a test of the emergency broadcasting

^ [ANN] KirbyBase 2.3 beta 2
158924 [jcribbs twmi] I would like to announce the second beta of version 2.3 of KirbyBase, a
159046 [logancapaldo] ...

^ iconv aliases? (Re: Iconv.iconv and Windows XP)
158928 [dave burt.id] ...
158960 [nobuyoshi.na] It needs config.charset[1] file, and does nothing for Windows.

^ Odd hash behaviour
158931 [kevin.jackso] I'm still munging data and I'm struggling with Ruby's hash
+ 158933 [jtregunna bl] As a Hash should. Keep in mind, that if you have a key 'foo' in your
+ 158934 [heron jpl.na] Kev,
  + 158935 [kevin.jackso] Actually it was working, but when printing out the values, it prints
  | 158938 [leavengood g] Set implements a collection of unordered values with no duplicates.
  | 158983 [james graypr] Or http://www.ruby-doc.org/.
  | 159001 [gavin refine] In case you've been to ruby-doc and were confused, use the "Core API"
  + 158936 [registration] ...
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