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[ANN] Cobra vs Mongoose 0.0.1
189039 [pbattley@gm ] Cobra vs Mongoose translates XML to and from Ruby Hash objects,following the BadgerFish (http://badgerfish.ning.com/) convention.

postfix -> perl/ruby (ActionMailer) question
189047 [ro@pa er mi ] a craigslist-like site.

Re: cross-thead violation - example code
189049 [skurapat@uc ] ...

Server-side sandbox for running ruby scripts
189052 [ peter@rt sk] The user writes some ruby code into a text field inside the browser,
189053 [hal9000@hy e] This may be easier than you think.
189056 [ peter@rt sk] Thanks, i was looking *exactly* for this!

[OT]Tattoo
189058 [rubytalk@gm ] I want to get a tattoo of ruby code, but i just cant seem to find code
+ 189060 [steve@wa ts ] self.got_ink?
+ 189066 [rossrt@ro co] self.inject(:ink) do |body_part|
+ 189071 [gregory.t.br] Why not just get a tattoo that says MINASWAN ???
| 189110 [gilesb@gm il] I don't know what that means, but I would totally advise against
| + 189151 [gregory.t.br] MatzIsNiceAndSoWeAreNice
| | 189162 [gilesb@gm il] Well, that's a nice rule.
| + 189154 [collinsj@se ] Or you could get some snippet of lambda calculus or something. I don't
| + 189156 [ehames@gm il] How about that same naked girl sitting on top of a Ruby gem?
|   + 189158 [transfire@gm] class Functor
|   + 189163 [gilesb@gm il] I'm fairly certain a naked girl can theoretically be incorporated into
+ 189174 [ilmari.heikk] impressive is not the word i'd use for these
  189181 [rubytalk@gm ] I really like all the ideas.  I don't think i could ever get mad at
  190083 [novakps@gm i] ...

Re: cross-thead violation - possible solution?
189059 [skurapat@UC ] Interestingly, the previous example code can be simplified into the
189074 [skurapat@uc ] Unfortunately, this approach doesn't work for a larger program where

Porting Perl6::Form (was Re: HighLine - examples for using "list")
189061 [james@gr yp ] I checked the source.  It's 1,300+ lines of code.  That won't be an
+ 189063 [gregory.t.br] I've been looking to get at least my eyes back on some Perl.  ( Though
| 189073 [dave@bu t. d] Yes.
+ 189096 [pat.eyler@gm] One of the hackers in the BYU Ruby Users Group is already working on

Re: Tattoo
189064 [mgreenly@gm ] self.ink!
189166 [eustaquioran] Make a big red ruby gem. If someday you'd be pissed off with Ruby, you

Test post
189067 [shosking@ac ] My first post. <b>testing html</b>

Newbie's Ruby IDE Editor Roundup, April 2006
189068 [shosking@ac ] By a Newbie, for Newbies.
+ 189069 [Eric.Armstro] Spectacular evaluation. I greatly appreciate it.
| 189075 [shosking@ac ] Thanks Eric. I was unsure about making such a long post, so I appreciate
+ 189070 [Eric.Armstro] Whups. Typo: s/b ArchnoRuby
| 189072 [kevin.jackso] I'd suggest looking at Sapphire in Steel[1] - it's still in beta, but it
| 189077 [shosking@ac ] Thanks Kevin. Sapphire looks interesting, and they may produce a great
| 189078 [znmeb@ce ma ] Just out of curiosity, did you look at all at the "QT Ruby" family in
| 189079 [shosking@ac ] Yes, I did come across that site and it was what led me try KDevelop,
| 189080 [roys@mi ds r] Did you try RadRails[1] out?  I realize that it's built upon Eclipse but
| + 189084 [shosking@ac ] Yes, I do remember trying RadRails. This was quite early in my
| + 189192 [ml.chibbs@gm] I'll second that. I just started using RadRails a few weeks ago, and I
+ 189081 [alexandru@gl] My winner, Vim7 +
| 189086 [shosking@ac ] Thanks Alex, and thanks for all the info. I won't be having another look
| 189089 [kevin.jackso] No a debugger isn't important for an agile approach.  Unit tests which
| 189185 [dcorbin@ma h] You twice mention 'reading the stack trace' in Java.  That only helps if you
| + 189188 [shosking@ac ] Thanks for the info. I'm always happy to be corrected :)
| + 189191 [kevin.jackso] Yes logic bugs, where the outcome isn't as expected, but these should be
|   189238 [banshee@ba s] I'm confused as to why people think there's some sort of conflict between
|   189240 [mgreenly@gm ] Reading this I just realied I haven't fired up a debugger in well over a
|   189247 [znmeb@ce ma ] I've been programming on Unix variants for 20 years and Linux for five
+ 189190 [markhaniford] I'd take a look at Komodo.    I'm not sure how much it costs, but when
+ 189195 [jake.mcarthu] ...
  + 189301 [rhkramer@gm ] I like nedit.  It does recognize when a file (on disk) is altered by some
  | 189311 [john_sips_te] I like NEdit pretty well. It has almost everything you'd want except for a
  | 189313 [vjoel@pa h. ] See also
  + 189306 [shosking@ac ] Thanks Jake, that complements my roundup nicely, and thanks to Mark

Net::FTP broken on OS X (Tiger) / Ruby 1.8.2
189082 [subimage@gm ] I'm running Ruby 1.8.2 on my Tiger machine. I'm trying to use Net::FTP
+ 189083 [jtregunna@bl] ...
| 189087 [subimage@gm ] I'm quite aware. I compiled it myself so Rails would work....Any other
| 189088 [decoux@mo lo] Try to use passive mode.
| 189131 [subimage@gm ] I've done that. Like I said, I can run the same code on my Debian box
| 189200 [subimage@gm ] 1.8.2 (all behind the same router, so it's not a firewall issue).
+ 189085 [subimage@gm ] fine.

Ruby draw fullscreen windows
189090 [redshift@pa ] Seeing the current state of "mediacenter" software, I decided to write
189570 [nagai@ai ky ] In the case of Ruby/Tk,

argument parsing with embedded parentheses
189092 [Bil.Kleb@na ] Can someone please point me at a simple recipe for
+ 189095 [james@gr yp ] require "strscan"
| 189101 [Bil.Kleb@na ] It does more than help; the tests pass!
+ 210221 [bhoang@ve an] How about parsing a parameter list with embedded white space between two
  + 210225 [rubytalk@ea ] ...
  + 210273 [Bil.Kleb@NA ] Whoa.. I posted that one back in April?

Gateway still down?
189093 [Bil.Kleb@na ] The news:comp.lang.org <-> ruby-talk gateway doesn't
189567 [dennis@la sc] Hey Bil, hello list,
189687 [minkoo.seo@g] Maybe I can run gateway if it doesn't need to last very long. Could you

windows registry delete value oddity
189094 [rtilley@vt e] 1. 'this_text'

[QUIZ} Extract Method
189097 [pat.eyler@gm] James' writeup was quite a bit nicer than mine, but I thought I should post

Re: Refactoring (#75)
189099 [jim@we ri hh] Actually, I find it very interesting ... but then, you have to consider
+ 189102 [meadori@gm i] ...
| 189104 [dave@bu t. d] It's not about the side-effect at all (I think) it's about not exiting
+ 189148 [vjoel@pa h. ] What about using another method and yield here?

Beginner gsub and ri questions
189105 [Jamal.Mazrui] How can I do a case-insensitive global substitution?  Suppose, for
189121 [mvette13@gm ] ...
189123 [Jamal.Mazrui] Thanks for the response.  Is there a way to do this without a regular
+ 189134 [mvette13@gm ] ...
+ 189138 [halostatue@g] catmatch = %r{#{Regexp::escape(cat)}}i  stringval =~ catmatch
  189172 [Jamal.Mazrui] Thanks, Austin.  I'm posting my current solution below.  There's

Regular expression to parse out "host" part of URL string
189106 [weyus@at .n ] All,
189108 [dblack@wo bl] /[^\/]+/   # match one or more non-slash characters
189113 [Daniel.Berge] require 'uri'

Resources to get started with ruby
189109 [anrea1877@ho] has some great tutorials, can anyone suggest any other places I might
+ 189139 [ksader@gm il] I personally liked 'Why's Poignant Guide to Ruby'.
| 189145 [gilesb@gm il] Pickaxe book from the Pragmatic Programmers is the canonical
+ 189155 [gregory.t.br] Why's guide and the Pickaxe have been mentioned, and both are great

Re: Regular expression to parse out "host" part of URL strin
189111 [weyus@at .n ] That works well.
+ 189115 [weyus@at .n ] Daniel,
| 189117 [Daniel.Berge] Instead of beating yourself up trying to come up with a regex, just
| + 189150 [SimonKroeger] Definitely a solution, but the regexp shouldn't be that complicated too.
| + 189840 [chneukirchen] unless path.index('http://') == 0
+ 189124 [tom@mo rt l.] The entire regexp matches everything up to the first slash *and* the
+ 189877 [dblack@wo bl] Because you told it to :-)  You've got a / in the pattern.

Full paths of Ruby interpreter and running script
189112 [Jamal.Mazrui] I've looked through and experimented with predefined global constants,
189114 [Daniel.Berge] Is this what you're after?
189119 [ara.t.howard] i use this
189157 [Jamal.Mazrui] I appreciate these suggestions, but found that they do not actually
189161 [ara.t.howard] check out dl - you can't make native calls directory.  of course you also have
189165 [Daniel.Berge] require 'Win32API'
189170 [Jamal.Mazrui] Thanks, folks!  By coincidence, I had just successfully wrapped the API
189179 [wfroelich@db] Well the full path to the running script is easy enough to get from

Need to carry over application variable into RUBY script
189118 [pbailey@bn .] I have an application that converts PDFs to individual EPS files. When
189120 [halostatue@g] %2 is the 2nd argument on the command-line, so you just have to lookfor ARGV[2].
189130 [pbailey@bn .] Thanks, Austin. So, do I do this?
189136 [halostatue@g] Never the latter.
189144 [pbailey@bn .] No, there's no command line entry box. It's just an understood variable
189146 [halostatue@g] OK. Then you need ARGV[2].
189149 [pbailey@bn .] Thank you!

Proxy for object in a background process
189122 [ruby-talk@ba] I want to use ruby-ldap in my application, but it appears that the

(none)
189126 [miken700@ya ] unsubscribe

IO not closed by GC
189127 [stephan@sp c] os = IO.popen('uname -sr').readlines.to_s.strip
+ 189129 [Gennady.Byst] But you do not even know when GC will be run, so in your case it might
| 189135 [stephan@sp c] Inserting 'GC.start; sleep 1' won't help...
| + 189143 [ara.t.howard] this doesn't fit the posix process model.  under posix fd's are managed per
| | 189147 [Gennady.Byst] Even GC.start does not guarantee that the garbage collection will be
| | 189152 [gilesb@gm il] I have a question abt this GC stuff, tangential to the challenge
| | 189160 [Gennady.Byst] I must relunctantly admit that I did not get your question. Are you asking about GC in general or how GC.start operates in particular? Assuming the latter, here's my rather na?ve take on it.
| | 189164 [gilesb@gm il] bother? The statement isn't actually guaranteed to do anything, and
| | 189267 [shortcutter@] Honestly, to me it's even more unclear what you're after.  I suggest
| + 189268 [shortcutter@] AFAIK GC is not guaranteed to start when GC.start is invoked plus it
+ 189140 [dharple@ge e] See ``ri IO#close''. Use the block form if you do not want to call

very lost with rubygems and required files
189128 [hawkman.gelo] ...
189132 [rossrt@ro co] PNGPATH = File.join(File.dirname(__FILE__), '../images/')

Re: cross-thread violation on rb_gc() - SOLVED
189137 [skurapat@uc ] IMHO, the only practical to way to implement your suggestion is

a simple RSA
189141 [xrfang@ho ma] I tried to implement a simple RSA crypto for my work. It seems all works
189173 [gm.vlkv@gm i] ...
189199 [xrfang@ho ma] Thanks a lot, this works fine.
189202 [ara.t.howard] num = %w(

TimeCert service launched using Camping and mongrel
189153 [pelleb@gm il] It was written in Why's fantastic Camping framework over breakfast andwas deployed on Mongrel.
189426 [zedshaw@ze s] Hey,

URI#path, windows, and file urls
189167 [Daniel.Berge] Ruby 1.8.4
+ 189186 [danielbaird@] ...
+ 189197 [logancapaldo] ...

[ANN] pre compiled gnu scientific library for win one-click-installer
189171 [ara.t.howard] after a but of hacking with msys and mingw i think i've compiled an easy to

want to be a mentor    Google Summer of Code
189177 [gsc@om ga og] I have submitted to Google.

[ANN] Ruby-VPI 0.2
189182 [skurapat@uc ] Ruby-VPI 0.2 has been released.

Re: "Ruby for Rails" now available in PDF!
189187 [klancaster19] Thanks - I finally figured it out, basically by just guessing and
189189 [amrmalik@gm ] Would we still get the PDF if ordered through Amazon.ca (for

Beginner Question - ?/
189193 [wmioch@ho ma] Hey guys
189196 [ara.t.howard] 97
189198 [logancapaldo] ...
189205 [wmioch@ho ma] Thanks guys!

Google Summer of Code update
189203 [dblack@wo bl] I've just (20 minutes ago) returned from Canada on Rails (plus a
+ 189224 [halostatue@g] I would be interested in mentoring, and have a suggestion for aproject that would benefit the Ruby community, but I will be in Europeand mostly away from the Internet for most of July, so will need aco-mentor.
| 189226 [ peter@rt sk] but I will be in Europe
| 189227 [halostatue@g] Yes, but I normally live in Toronto. To rephrase: I am vacationingwith my fiancee and will be off the Internet for (on average) five outof every seven days of the trip.
| 189229 [ peter@rt sk] ;-) ok next time i will google first, and ask dumb questions later ;-)
+ 189235 [james@gr yp ] I've looked for the application on that site and I guess I am dumb
| 189236 [vincent.isam] There's no mention of it on the Mentor FAQ, but the Student FAQ says
| 189239 [james@gr yp ] 10. I'm a developer and I'd like to mentor a student. How do I sign up?
| 189241 [dblack@wo bl] Mentors are supposed to start applying now, as I understand it.  As a
+ 189282 [tsuraan@ts r] One project I'd recommend, in case any more ideas are needed, is a
  189284 [leavengood@g] Somewhat related to this, I think it is entirely too hard to send
  189294 [james_b@ne r] That looks like the code I use to tell me when my arm of mutant robots
  189300 [khaines@en g] Yes.  What you show above could be implemented as a very simple wrapper around

Setting Up Ruby/Postgresql on Linux
189204 [coolboarderg] I'm wondering if this is the right place or not, so please be gentle. I
+ 189246 [mgreenly@gm ] What part do you need help with?  If you have them both installed and
+ 189250 [znmeb@ce ma ] CentOS 3.4 is a tad old -- are there any requirements on how recent the

Sponsoring the Sponsors of the Summer of Code.
189206 [agorilla@gm ] I know that the folks at Ruby Central (David Black, Chad Fowler, Rich
+ 189243 [mtrier@gm il] Great idea Bill.  I just made a donation.
+ 189348 [nightphotos@] I'm definitely in favor of the tradition of supporting Ruby Central.
+ 189380 [gregory.t.br] This christmas a made a decent size donation (for a college student)

feature request: "make uninstall"
189207 [john_sips_te] I think it would be occasionally very useful if Ruby's
189208 [logancapaldo] I realize that your asking for a feature that has its uses but I'd
189211 [john_sips_te] Thank you for the very good suggestion Logan. I'll

Article: Understanding Ruby blocks, Procs and methods
189210 [eliben@gm il] Finding myself utterly confused by the various approaches Ruby has to

a flaw in tuplespace implementation?
189212 [xa3a.mc@gm i] it seems tuplespace's read operation is not considered important
189455 [drbrain@se m] This is exactly how DRb works by default.
190011 [xa3a.mc@gm i] have you tried combining the tuplespace and ring API? your example
190093 [drbrain@se m] It makes no difference if you use Rinda::Ring or not.

questions re Method#to_proc
189213 [eliben@gm il] Some things are unclear to me about Method#to_proc. I understand the
189405 [matz@ru y- a] This issue will be solved in the future version (1.9), which should
189434 [eliben@gm il] Thanks, Matz.
189497 [matz@ru y- a] You can fetch it from CVS right now.

RSA Encryption Decryption
189214 [namepipe@gm ] ...
189215 [Roland.Schmi] require "openssl"
189217 [namepipe@gm ] ...
189242 [xrfang@ho ma] ...

how i can get value in string with pattern
189218 [arlan@ap rt ] how i can get value in string with pattern or regular experssion
+ 189220 [alder.green@] "Who is this (//mystring//)".scan(Regexp.new('//(.*)//')).first.first
+ 189221 [shortcutter@] p "Who is this (//mystring//)".scan(%r{//(\w+)//}).map{|m| m[0]}

anybody working on GEDCOM data?
189219 [wybo@se va y] Is anybody working on GEDCOM-formatted genealogy data?
+ 189222 [dave@bu t. d] Cheers,
+ 189223 [pat.eyler@gm] Not that I know of.  Are you thinking of taking it on?   I'd love to
+ 189256 [lukfugl@gm i] Posted on behalf of Hans Fugal... [1]
  189377 [wybo@se va y] I'm very interested in those docs!

split words with two columns
189225 [dan@me as .h] outfile = ARGV.shift
189228 [farrel.lifso] ...
189234 [pbattley@gm ] marked_up_lines = lines.map do |line|  eazon, mezo = line.split($;, 2)  "<mezo eazon=\"#{eazon}\">#{mezo}</mezo>\n"end

Net::Smtp error
189230 [mark@sc tt s] ruby 1.8.4 (2005-12-24) [i386-freebsd5]

Mentors for Google Summer of Code: how to apply
189244 [dblack@wo bl] I've tracked down the info about applying to be a mentor.  There's a

Ruby Central's Google Summer of Code page
189248 [dblack@wo bl] We've now got a Summer of Code page up and running.  I've pretty much
189249 [dblack@wo bl] And now, the URL :-)

Win32 Serial Communications, maybe using mscomm.ocx
189254 [johnatl@ma .] It's good to get back to the RT Mailing List!
189320 [luislavena@g] John,
189375 [johnatl@ma .] Luis,
189391 [luislavena@g] So you're using control lines then... we managed to create a spooler,
189397 [eliben@gm il] I'd just like to suggest an alternative.
189574 [dave@bu t. d] Why not use Win32API?
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