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^ More newbie questions
18378 [matt greenvi] OK. Now that I have Ruby installed and apparently (mostly) working, I'm trying my hand at simple things. (At least they seem like they'd be simple enough...)
+ 18380 [sean-ruby-ta] Hey.
+ 18381 [Dave Pragmat] rfc1123_date is a class method of CGI, as opposed to an instance
  18383 [matt greenvi] OK. That worked! Now I'm confused (again) when to use the class and when to use an instance. For example take rfc1123_date. Why wasn't it inherited by the instance? I admit to not knowing enough about OO, but the only other language I've ever really tried was Perl's OO. And I hated it. ;)
  + 18385 [sean-ruby-ta] I don't know the answer to that, but I'm sure someone else on
  + 18386 [avi beta4.co] Classes are themselves objects, and have a completely different set of
    18389 [ned whidbey.] Generally speaking, methods defined on the class are ones that don't deal

^ Trouble Using FXRuby on cygwin/Windows NT
18393 [rgilbert1 mi] I am using ruby on Windows NT 4.0 with the cygwin installation (just
+ 18404 [decoux moulo] Try to put in LD_LIBRARY_PATH the directory where is located libFOX
+ 18435 [ljohnson res] <sigh>
| + 18456 [rgilbert1 mi] I have already built the FOX library from scratch using gcc on cygwin.
| | + 18457 [joe vpop.net] I tried the same thing and got the same error.  My OS is windows-XP.
| | + 18460 [ljohnson res] Yes, I meant that you'd (possibly) need to compile first FOX, and then
| + 18458 [rgilbert1 mi] I rebuilt FXRuby using gcc/cygwin and was able to load it into ruby
+ 18455 [rgilbert1 mi] Actually I did add the directory where libFOX is located to my
+ 18461 [HolgerArndt ] I had the same problem with FOX 0.99.172 and the latest 1.6.4 installer from
+ 18550 [seanacarley ] This may be extremely not helpful but have you tried require 'FOX'

^ interfaces?
18395 [mikkelj-anti] I am fairly new to Ruby (the DDJ generation), so I may have missed something
+ 18396 [avi beta4.co] Check out hipster's implementation at
| + 18423 [hipster xs4a] Credits to Dave, see [ruby-talk:03538]
| + 18424 [dblack candl] Another project of interest in this connection might be matju's
| + 18425 [aleksei.guze] # -----Original Message-----
+ 18397 [jjenning ste] umm, can you just give everything a clip method? i don't see why not. i think the reason has to do with this intersection thing. anyway read on.
+ 18399 [mikkelj-anti] think the reason has to do with this intersection thing. anyway read on.
+ 18400 [aleksei.guze] Modules seem help solving "multiple" problems. I recently catched that
+ 18401 [jweirich one] Assuming the choice of clipping algorithm rests solely in the type of

^ rb_throw
18402 [aleksei.guze] I really need some documentation.
18403 [decoux moulo] pigeon% cat b.rb

^ Socket vs. TCPSocket & UNIXSocket
18409 [eli.green co] Socket.accept returns an array, whereas TCPServer.accept and UNIXSocket.accept
18411 [eli.green co] Sorry, I meant
18412 [decoux moulo] You don't need ignore
18413 [eli.green co] Cool! Thanks!

^ XML and dtd validation
18414 [dsafari xtra] I was wondering if there in ruby that will validate an xml document
18416 [waisun.chia ] No, not yet. I have done a Ruby binding to libxml (which does DTD

^ Alan Kay Story [was: OO question]
18427 [jweirich one] The best writeup on this story I've seen is on the C2 Wiki (

^ nonblocking socket error under windows?
18430 [ rc duria.de] those few lines crash with
+ 18436 [   xm w3d.ru] There is select ;) the power of this function when building any
+ 18491 [mikkelj-anti] I'm not sure if this is related, but it is getting increasingly late.
+ 18516 [ rc duria.de] If you manage to find a solution using select with FXRuby, let us know ;)

^ Ruby demos?
18437 [onge mcs.anl] I'm giving an introduction to Ruby at work tomorrow and I'm looking for
18462 [Dave Pragmat] Are they Java programmers? If so, I've got a distributed stock-ticker
+ 18465 [aaron.barnet] i'd like to see that.  is it online somewhere?
+ 18466 [onge mcs.anl] They're mostly scientists, so I think C, C++, and Fortran are mostly what
  18470 [hal9000 hype] mostly what
  18471 [sprice hiwaa] It is by Jim Menard.  It can be found here.

^ File.expand_path is buggy?
18440 [larsch cs.au] File.expand_path "/foo/bar."     # => "/foo/bar"

^ Ruby vs. Objective Caml
18464 [SAT MULTITEC] This message is in MIME format. Since your mail reader does not understand
18467 [mike stok.co] Why do people keep on presenting choices as if they are mutually
18474 [toddg linux1] It does have a habit of winning the ICFPs.
+ 18475 [anany ece.vi] He said it was AS FAST AS C, and even then, not all the time.
+ 18479 [panakal bigf] Syntax aside I think he meant that 'it is often as fast as straight C'
| 18485 [toddg linux1] Once again, I demonstrate that Americans (such as myself) can't read
+ 18487 [mikkelj-anti] I thought I had already posted - I was just about to post a request on Ruby
| 18494 [toddg linux1] Why are you looking hard?
| 18522 [mikkelj-anti] You are definitely right in that serverside apps make it a lot easier to
+ 18509 [hal9000 hype] is a
  18518 [neumann s-di] at
  18531 [ugly-daemon ] I heard of fish!! I wanted to learn it before I found ruby but it's
  18548 [johann physi] I've been playing with ocaml fairly seriously for the past week or so;

^ Using C++ as extension language
18468 [Brett.W.Denn] As an experiment I am trying to write a Ruby extension in C++ instead of C.
18473 [pbrannan atd] 1) Since Chris U. and I have been discussing Ruby/C++ exception-safety

^ Has the font-lock problem been fixed yet in "ruby-mode.el"?
18469 [ljz asfast.c] I just started using `font-lock' in XEmacs, and I noticed problems
18476 [kero d4050.u] [emacs user responding]

^ Re: Threading  was: Re: Ruby as opposed to Python?
18492 [joe vpop.net] I'd also vote to put this near the top of the priority list.
+ 18493 [eli.green co] I'm just going to throw my $0.02 in here and point out that while Ruby's current
+ 18507 [jjenning ste] Has anyone tried writing a libpthread extension?

^ baffling segfault
18495 [alwagner tca] Running Ruby-1.6.3 and FXRuby-0.99.173,  I have been receiving a lot of
+ 18497 [dblack candl] David Alan Black
+ 18498 [dblack candl] (Sorry for empty reply a minute ago!)

^ TCP problem under windows (again)
18500 [Dave Pragmat] I've been messin' around with Windows and Ruby, and thought I'd try out
18506 [toddg linux1] That would certainly put to rest any concerns about the size of Ruby's

^ Ruby source code and binaries for Mac OS 9
18502 [dnm pobox.co] I'm trying to track down Ruby source code and binaries for Mac OS 9
+ 18503 [matt greenvi] I'd be interested in this, myself. Especially if it happened to work on a 68K mac running system 7.5. ;)
+ 18504 [feoh fourfuz] I've never seen a Classic MacOS Ruby port.
  18536 [hotfusionman] Someone in Japan did a PPC port of 1.4.  You can find it at

^ Ruby and Expect
18505 [thucdat hotm] <html><div style='background-color:'><DIV>
18524 [kjana os.xax] Use expect.rb which should be ruby's lib directory for adding

^ Basic OO Tutorial, Ruby & Perl
18510 [clpoda ieee.] I have prepared a document called rubyboot,
+ 18511 [decoux moulo] Another way :-)
| 18513 [spwhite char] a = "hello there"
+ 18519 [dblack candl] Get rid of the final space in that string.
+ 18546 [ned whidbey.] I try to avoid dual-mode (class/instance) methods in my Perl code.

^ Re: File.expand_path is buggy? (PR#158)
18512 [matz ruby-la] No.  It's a bug.
18514 [decoux moulo] You have this case no ?
18515 [matz ruby-la] You're right.  Your patch (submitted to ruby-bugs) is superior.

^ RE: Welcome to our (ruby-talk ML) You are added automatically
18517 [jonathan.mor] help

^ Ruby installer for Windows - on a net drive
18528 [Stephan.Kaem] I'd like to have an installation of Ruby (for Win32 - the one from Dave &

^ Opening a FILE* in a C extension
18537 [Brett.W.Denn] In a C extension, I need to read data from a file using fread.  I also want
18538 [pbrannan atd] One possibility is to use rb_file_open (which itself calls fopen) to open

^ RSA Factoring Challenge
18539 [onge mcs.anl] I saw this RSA Factoring Challenge link on Slashdot this morning and I

^ ruby on Hurd?
18540 [royhamel hom] This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
18556 [matz ruby-la] I think it's our "Ruby".

^ I am clinically stupid. (fastcgi.rb bug)
18541 [eli.green co] Hey, all.

^ Tk Demo Patch
18542 [jkaurin home] I have not been following comp.lang.ruby much since 1.6.3, so please
+ 18559 [decoux moulo] What you see is the interaction between tk.rb (more precisely
| 18560 [decoux moulo] widget
| 18602 [rise knavery] This is now fixed for 1.6.4 and 1.7.1 (2001-06-19) in the current tarball.
| 18807 [alwagner uar] The caltech link doesn't work today. Says "forbidden".  Is this
| 18850 [rise knavery] This was a permissions issue with the directory in question.  Everything
+ 18589 [rise knavery] The patch is versus the actual Ruby Tk libs, not the demos.  The demos

^ Re: More newbie questions
18544 [clpoda ieee.] I found the perlboot man page to be helpful in understanding some basic

^ Problems calling a VB COM object
18547 [graham.brook] I am trying to script some COM tests using Ruby and WIN32OLE. I am new to
+ 18554 [derek digita] Just to be sure, check that your VB com component is accepting the
+ 18568 [graham.brook] Thanks for your suggestion. It worked a treat. Might be a problem in the

^ overloading [] in SWIG.i file
18551 [Craig_Files ] Another SWIG question:  I would like to overload the [] operator in my
18564 [luigi.ballab] You'll have to use Python conventions for special method names. They will

^ yield in SWIG
18552 [Craig_Files ] After getting such great responses after my last posting, I am hoping
18570 [ljohnson res] This looks fine, as long as you understand that because the third argument

^ Need help installing sablot extension
18557 [ruby jamesbr] I'm having a tough time getting the Ruby sablot extension installed on
18561 [maki inac.co] Is there sablot.h in /home/james/include ?
18607 [james jamesb] ruby extconf.rb --with-sablot-include=/home/james/Sablot-0.60/Sablot/engine \

^ ruby-audiofile 0.2
18558 [jjenning ste] New Ruby-Audiofile 0.2. Need to read or write an audiofile? Problems with spots on your clothing? Just can't seem to cut those french fries right? Ruby-Audiofile 0.2(tm) is what you need. Now, with Super Scrubbing Agents!

^ Which database should I use?
18566 [the-master-o] I have a program that needs a database to store some data (actually a large
+ 18575 [the-master-o] I'm using Debian potato and I'd like to know if somebody has a database (from
| + 18582 [neumann s-di] I've successfully tried Oracle, DB2, ODBC, InterBase, MySQL, msql, PostgreSQL with Ruby.
| | + 18584 [the-master-o] urban@debian:~/Programmieren/Ruby/mysql-ruby-2.3.2a$ ruby extconf.rb
| | | + 18599 [neumann s-di] I am not sure, but could be a problem with ruby 1.7.1 ?
| | | + 18611 [   xm w3d.ru] 1.7.1 changes a few method names (or macros).
| | |   18615 [the-master-o] Yes, this was it. It compiles correctly and the tests are running.
| | + 18594 [list chromat] Michael, hello to you and to everybody.
| |   + 18596 [jjenning ste] My copy is in /usr/lib/ruby/1.6... yours should be too since you're
| |   + 18600 [neumann s-di] That's a problem with the Ruby installation.
| |   + 18804 [roberto REMO] Same situation here, standard  debian package of 1.6.3/1.6.4 is missing
| |     + 18805 [decoux moulo] Do you have installed ruby-dev ?
| |     + 18818 [roberto REMO] [courtesy cc of this posting sent to cited author via email]
| |       + 18822 [nconway klam] I've made unofficial (untested, experimental, etc) packages of ruby-
| |       + 18964 [roberto REMO] [courtesy cc of this posting sent to cited author via email]
| + 18613 [dsafari xtra] keen to try the 'testing' tree? It has much more up to date packages
+ 18580 [neumann s-di] How large?

^ Need example for Net::HTTP Post
18569 [rbovet iname] As a complete newbie to ruby I thought I'd start out by writing a
18571 [mike lepton.] require 'net/http'

^ where are WIN32OLE and tk
18572 [BPettersen N] I just started playing around with Ruby. I downloaded the windows
+ 18576 [mike stok.co] Mandrake 8 comes with ruby and the gtk module as RPMs, so you might have
| 18585 [ljohnson res] Hope this helps,
+ 18609 [mike stok.co] My earlier post was complete nonsense!  Sorry.

^ ruby versus Perl Magic
18573 [info mjais.d] I have a small problem
+ 18574 [armin approx] replace it with
+ 18577 [mike lepton.] mathematical
| 18581 [jjenning ste] Yes, that's how Perl does it: + is addition, . is string
| 18614 [pdcawley ite] Yeah, but that's changing in Perl 6. -> is disappearing, . becomes the
+ 18579 [matz ruby-la] Ruby had this magic too in ancient time.  I removed it because it
  18597 [info mjais.d] This is what I thought too.

^ Installing xmlparser
18578 [alunapr appl] I've just finished (?) writing an XML course for our training company,
18593 [anany ece.vi] Alun and folks,
18603 [anany ece.vi] What I forgot to say was that I think that expat.h is the important header

^ My first Ruby program... :-)
18583 [BPettersen N] non-trivial program (it's converting a large c++ enum to constants). I'm
+ 18586 [jjenning ste] Looks good... see bottom for my only suggestion
+ 18587 [mike lepton.] I'm
| + 18588 [BPettersen N] Thanks, I changed it to
| | + 18590 [BPettersen N] No, I like Fixnum#times much better (it took me a couple of minutes
| | + 18591 [mike lepton.] Actually, the most common way to "sprintf" is to use the operator '%'
| |   18592 [BPettersen N] hey, cool! Coming from Python I should probably have tried this first...
| + 19183 [erik bagfors] Isn't there an each_index too??
+ 18598 [dblack candl] I used your program as an excuse to explore class Matrix a little
| 18604 [joe vpop.net] Here's my version, perhaps not as good as the matrix version, but more
| 18606 [dblack candl] The matrix version works like this: It starts with a matrix with the
| 18610 [joe vpop.net] Hmmm, Is there a way to find out the ruby method that "puts" calls via
| 18612 [decoux moulo] #puts call #to_s, except for nil and Array
+ 18647 [markus.lado ] as you said it would be a large c++ file,
  18652 [markus.lado ] class Maximizer

^ On Vacation
18595 [Richard ruby] I will be away from the office from Friday, July 27

^ Full screen I/O?
18605 [Kirk leningr] Does Ruby (or an extension) have facilities for full-screen (ncurses-like)
18625 [neumann s-di] It comes with Ruby by default.
+ 18703 [J.Travnik sh] I'm working on textmode user interface(TUI) (that use heavily modified
| 18711 [matz ruby-la] Shall I integrate your modifies into standard ext/curses.c (and
+ 18849 [Kirk leningr] Ah! I'm running ruby 1.6.4 (2001-06-04) [i386-cygwin], and the "ext"

^ ruby indenter
18608 [joe vpop.net] Has anyone written a ruby pretty printer or indent-er in ruby?

^ IO.popen
18616 [   xm w3d.ru] Recently when working with Apache (1.3.20), mod_ruby (0.9.0) and
+ 18617 [matz ruby-la] Should I replace "vfork" by "fork"?  I don't have enough knowledge to
| + 18618 [sean-ruby-ta] By no means would I consider myself an OS guru, but, this tid
| | 18621 [decoux moulo] ruby call _exit(2), this is the first thing that I've verified :-)
| + 18619 [   xm w3d.ru] I'm just not sure why this happens ... thish seemed to help but I changed a
| + 18620 [hgs dmu.ac.u] I noticed that Perl commented about Solaris 2.5.1 vfork being "broken",
+ 18651 [jeremy chaos] Well, I just read "man vfork" on my Linux system, so I'm hardly a guru
  18661 [sean-ruby-ta] Depends on the context: I'll explain below.
  18694 [knu iDaemons] That's probably true, but NetBSD folks claim that a decently

^ Regex problems
18622 [rlipscombe r] def assertStringsEqual(actual, expected)
+ 18623 [decoux moulo] You want this, I think
+ 18624 [dblack candl] $1 will match what was (last) matched in the first set of parens from
  18626 [rlipscombe r] That works great.  Thanks a lot.

^ SimpleTreeParser of XMLParser very slow
18627 [neumann s-di] I am currently benchmarking XML-RPC with different XML parsers.

^ State of the Onion Five
18628 [Dave Pragmat] Larry Wall's fifth State of the Onion speech, summarized at
+ 18654 [matz ruby-la] Yes.  I've felt Perl6 (and Python) coming closer to Ruby, probably a
| 18693 [decoux moulo] I don't think this is a coincidence.
+ 18658 [toddg linux1] $a = +{ key => val }; perhaps?
+ 18691 [pdcawley ite] I think that'll still try and be a hash first. And you can always add

^ exit() called in ruby_run()?
18629 [onge mcs.anl] I've been working on this MPI Ruby thing and in it, I embed ruby into an
18630 [decoux moulo] The good question is why do you want to call ruby_run() ?
18631 [emilong midw] Well, what I'm trying to do is create a ruby that's parallel.  I need to
18632 [decoux moulo] ruby_options() also can call exit()
18633 [emilong midw] Eek!  Oh, well, atexit() should handle it.  MPI_Finalize() doesn't really

^ Most Sig. NonZero bit, efficiently?
18634 [hgs dmu.ac.u] I see that integer types (Bignum and Co.) support [] to get the kth bit out.
18636 [nat.pryce b1] FYI - UDP guarantees delivery of uncorrupted, complete datagrams, or no
18637 [hgs dmu.ac.u] Oh.  Thank you, that has saved me some bother then.
18643 [nat.pryce b1] datagram
18646 [hgs dmu.ac.u] OK, that is reassuring -- I've not wasted too much of my time!

^ Non-blocking socket use in threads?
18635 [ned bike-nom] I'm considering using Ruby for some work I'm doing. This program has been
18655 [matz ruby-la] Ruby tries its best to avoid blocking whole system for any kind of IO
18664 [grady xcf.be] Unfortunately (as I reported in Bug 112 at the Ruby Bug Tracking
18680 [matz ruby-la] That's different issue.  Unfortunately, IO#eof does block the current
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