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^ [ANN] Ruby-IXP 1.0.1
214919 [skurapat ucs] = Version 1.0.1 (2006-09-17)

^ GDBM Ruby bindings on OSX
214922 [nathan atnan] Howdy folks,

^ Freelance Job in Denmark
214924 [davidb segev] Our company is looking for a freelance RUBY programmer - very
215178 [doktormadsen] Can you tell me where in Denmark? I might know somebody who is

^ C ext to ruby : hom to manage dirs ?
214926 [pere.noel la] i'm writting c ext to ruby specifically for the Mac OS X platform.
214931 [ryand-ruby z] If it is specifically and only for one platform, don't bother making
214963 [pere.noel la] true, it is only for mac os x.

^ (slightly O/T) Agile dev. contract form for clients?
214933 [paul iconopl] Apologies for cross-posting.

^ FasterCSV permission problem?
214943 [bechbox gmai] I'm installing FasterCSV (sudo gem install fastercsv) but when I'm
+ 214947 [nospam nosit] Have you considered changing the permissions to eliminate the error? When
| 214961 [bechbox gmai] Yeah - I tried to change the permissions and that allows me to run the
+ 214969 [james graypr] Nope, I get the same permission errors here, if I try to run Rake in
| 215031 [bechbox gmai] James, thanks for your answer. Maybe I should try to reinstall ... and
+ 215016 [gregory.t.br] this is normal.  It looks like JEG2 is testing CSV writing, and you're

^ do .. unless
214944 [josselin wan] if !params[:qaddress].nil?
+ 214945 [foamdino gma] unless params[:qaddress].nil?
| 214955 [shortcutter ] params[:qaddress] and
| 214958 [robert.dober] Would work if nil were the only thing evaluating to false, but there are
+ 214970 [twifkak comc] Well, the unless modifier works here -- if qaddress is nil, cond_b is
  215012 [atbusbook ao] <code>

^ handle exception thrown in nested threads from top level thread
214946 [gethemant gm] In following code, both methos get_client_symbol and sync_clients gets
214959 [shortcutter ] There is no direct way.  If you think about it for a moment it's not

^ Re: how to set proxy with gem
214950 [saleem.a.ans] why do u need to setup proxy  with gem?

^ [ANN] RFuzz 0.9 -- The Evil of Broken Sockets
214952 [zedshaw zeds] Just a short announce that RFuzz 0.9 is released for everyone to try.

^ [ANN] Code Golf Challenge : 1,000 Digits Of Pi
214954 [carl carldr.] Code Golf's 12th challenge has just been added to the site.  It asks you
+ 214978 [james graypr] Darn it!  They blocked my attempt to use open-uri.  How's a guy
| + 214982 [hhausman gma] idk James, that might change it from an exercise in code-fu into an
| | 214985 [carl carldr.] No, Freaky freaky jail-and-chroot action - We can support pretty much
| + 214983 [carl carldr.] We wouldn't want to make it too easy for you!
| | 215188 [sander.land ] I got a 64 bytes version now, based on the "tiny c program" from
| + 215194 [leslieviljoe] Haha, ever the cheater, James Gray!
|   215195 [ara.t.howard] i tried that too.  i figure they've munged $:, but a concerted effort to use
+ 214986 [james graypr] Another blocked cheat!  These people clearly do not appreciate
| 215042 [john.carter ] Indeed they should appreciate it...
+ 215045 [Ephaeton gmx] Code golfing is not for me, yet watching others do is very amusing.
  215069 [phurley gmai] They are still discussing it on their forums, but I just looked today
  215099 [carl carldr.] Very good attempt!  Unfortunately, the shortest Ruby is 186 bytes, but

^ Records as per month
214971 [harish4group] Could anybody please help me to search the record by date
214974 [toalett gmai] If this is ActiveRecord with Rails, which I'm assuming it is, then the

^ Compile error on stable-snapshot
214995 [Meino.Cramer] the stable-snapshot I downloaded today (18.9.) does not
+ 215264 [MonkeeSage g] Looks like some kind of RDoc problem. Try building without the
+ 215284 [nobu ruby-la] Seems openssl/digest.rb get installed correctly.

^ C extension question
214997 [snacktime gm] So I'm making some headway on a kerberos 5 extension for ruby.  It's
215000 [garbagecat10] Void* is almost always the same size as the native integer. (There is
215002 [aredridel nb] nds
+ 215008 [snacktime gm] Well I'll do the grunt work and then when I release it I'll accept
+ 215013 [garbagecat10] It's been over five years since the last time I programmed an Alpha in C. Do
  215020 [snacktime gm] One more unrelated question.  I'm trying to think of the best way to
  215022 [garbagecat10] I'm guessing because I haven't seen your code but I'd say it's much
  215027 [snacktime gm] I'm not picturing this for some reason, can you elaborate?

^ capture eruby
214998 [lister pikkl] is there a way to capture the output of eruby?
214999 [gavin.kistne] Use ERB - it's the pure ruby implementation, and returns string values,

^ Date/Time Range
215001 [mguterl gmai] It seems that every time I implement a class in Ruby I later find out
215054 [devlists-rub] Hmmm.. strange that you should ask.
215062 [mguterl gmai] Thanks!
215063 [devlists-rub] I just uploaded the gem to rubyforge.  Allow some time for propogation.

^ YAML bug: custom key types in a Hash
215003 [reddaly gmai] I believe this is a YAML bug, or at least a place that needs a more
215010 [vjoel path.b] As a quick workaround, maybe the following will help. It forces yaml to

^ Documenting attributes with Rdoc
215006 [bulliver bad] I have written a Lib here that parses Flac files for information, and as
215009 [james graypr] # Docs for one...
215011 [bulliver bad] That's perfect!

^ Sr. Software Developer, Ruby on Rails
215021 [mjd punchbow] Hope this is ok to post here. We are a fun startup, looking for a Sr.
215041 [john.carter ] I'm not offshore! You are!
+ 215043 [vjoel path.b] Maybe he meant developers sitting on fishing boats. It's understandable.
| + 215046 [wgrosso wgro] Given that this is an international mailing list, shouldn't that be in
| | 215047 [vjoel path.b] Kilos are too disreputable, especially if you are sitting around
| + 215051 [matt technor] Actually, I've been looking at http://shipexpo.com/sales/ and dreaming
+ 215044 [hal9000 hype] If people can post citys-specific requests, they can
| 215049 [john.carter ] I guess what got me giggling was he didn't even say what city, let alone
| 215057 [samuel.murph] If you 'blokes' would just click a bit you would see that punchbowl.com
+ 215058 [bulliver bad] I think what he means is he wants a single person to apply, not one of
  215065 [shevegen lin] I heard about them....
  215072 [pbooth marke] I'm confused. Are they in Punchbowl, Sydney or Punchbowl Street, Honolulu?
  + 215082 [znmeb cesmai] Palo Alto? Someone told me that's Spanish for "ten-foot pole".
  + 215085 [gethemant gm] Nope...no Ruby on Ships..,  he is a Ruby ON Rails Sr. Software Developer.

^ Dot Com Bubble 2.0
215028 [phlipcpp yah] While I join the crowds bubbling with enthusiasm over RoR, AJAX, and our new
+ 215029 [garbagecat10] You're not going to see real serious money coming into this until the
+ 215037 [jlhurtado gm] Philip,

^ vim compiler plugins - how to use?
215034 [jsn.s.rubix.] Does anybody on the list use the vim compliler plugins for running

^ Why not a Ruby 1.8 to 2.x Code Convertor?
215035 [jlhurtado gm] Having read the long discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of
+ 215036 [hal9000 hype] We may in fact do something like this. No one has ruled it out.
| + 215038 [jlhurtado gm] Hal,
| | + 215039 [hal9000 hype] Not my decision, of course... probably the decision of whoever
| | + 215048 [MonkeeSage g] Since 1.8 (and 1.9, and 1.6 even) can be installed at the same time as
| |   215050 [ezmobius gma] One thing that can help to test your code against miltiple ruby
| |   215066 [shevegen lin] I think what should not be overlooked is that perl 6 is still not out,
| + 215040 [rtilley vt.e] As is PERL 6. They may never come to be.
|   215096 [robert.dober] Indeed, if memory serves LW predictated  perl versions to approach 2*pi
|   215135 [znmeb cesmai] So the Perl version number approaches 8*atan(1) the Python version
|   215140 [robert.dober] thrice and concluded that (a) I was not educated enough in the stuff
|   215148 [james graypr] My first name is James.  ;)  If you want to shorten my name, JEG2
|   + 215293 [robert.dober] Now that one I am really sorry about, as if I had never talked to you,
|   + 215463 [rick.denatal] But we doesn't has to call you Johnson! <G>
+ 215088 [drbrain segm] For 1.6 -> 1.8 there was a shim library that added 1.8 features to

^ [ANN] Ruby-IXP 1.0.2
215053 [skurapat ucs] = Version 1.0.2 (2006-09-18)
+ 215098 [asbradbury t] I really must try this out, thanks for this.
+ 215106 [ mfp acm.org] This is great news. I've recently (last Sat., just before you started to
  + 215112 [skurapat ucs] Yeah, this was due to lack of buffering. Consequently, one couldn't
  + 215122 [olli sopos.o] This is great news by itself.  I've seen you started a ruby-ixp branch
    215149 [ mfp acm.org] I'm using it with the stock wmii-3.1.
    215163 [olli sopos.o] You guys made my day :-) I just tried it out, and it seems to work like

^ Custom format specifiers
215055 [devlists-rub] Ruby has bunch of nifty shortcuts like
215056 [hal9000 hype] They're hard-wired... but there has been some discussion

^ Big announcement?
215059 [matt technor] Since tomorrow (today in some parts of the world) is September 19th, it
215061 [michael.gors] I'm getting really tired of the way that people stereotype pirates...
215067 [shevegen lin] Yeah i believe they dont assign ideas with a _real_ pirate or corsair
+ 215081 [jeremy chaos] Ruby the Pirate Beauty -
| 215262 [MonkeeSage g] Does the $29.99 include the hot rock chick? ;D
+ 215115 [michael.gors] Well, have you ever thought about how the pirates themselves feel?

^ calling own classes within RoR
215068 [lister pikkl] i am seeing some odd behavior inside a controller. I am including my
215093 [chiology gma] You might find more effective and poignant help either on theRubyOnRails mailing list or on the #rubyonrails IRC channel onirc.freenode.net.
215104 [lister pikkl] thanks. it turns out tho that this is a Rails object caching issue.
215108 [Mail Jonas-H] include Reloadable (only works with classes not with modules afaik)

^ Binary-file module?  (also, rubychess)
215070 [noSpam noSpa] In Ruby, do we have a module that makes reading/parsing/writing
+ 215071 [cohen.jeff g] That would be awesome.  Would you mind sending out an email when the
+ 215074 [phurley gmai] needs (and those of my boss :-), but if there is something I could do
| 215226 [kbloom gmail] You forgot the URL
| 215253 [phurley gmai] Actually it's primary home is rubyforge
+ 215077 [vjoel path.b] There's http://redshift.sourceforge.net/bit-struct, but it doesn't help

^ problem with eventmachine
215073 [gethemant gm] I have following code, the problem is, when i start a connection to
+ 215076 [gethemant gm] Ok that was one stupid wtf....
+ 215114 [garbagecat10] First, if you're connecting to this program using telnet, the behavior
  215120 [gethemant gm] Thanks for replying.
  + 215128 [garbagecat10] The answer depends on when your asynch data becomes available. If it happens
  + 215162 [garbagecat10] Sorry if I missed you, Hemant- I was hoping to get a bit more

^ [ANN] vim 7 ruby omni-complete 0.7
215080 [segfault has] It's happened again, I've got a piping hot new version of rubycomplete availible.

^ comparison of String with Gem::Version failed
215083 [pere.noel la] comparison of String with Gem::Version failed
215094 [pere.noel la] fine ! thanxs alot )))

^ Re: instance_exec in Rails (was: the future of Ruby)
215084 [twifkak comc] AFAIK, you're not dumb. Rails just extracted the fancy logic into
215392 [chneukirchen] Yeah.  I was pretty sure #bind wouldn't work in general (it's only

^ Newbie question
215089 [none none.co] I am trying to learn RoR and have a couple of misconceptions I'd like to
215090 [drbrain segm] You want to ask your questions on the Ruby on Rails mailing list.

^ rake engine_migrate ENGINE=login
215092 [almays gmail] ** Invoke engine_migrate (first_time)
215095 [almays gmail] Ok.

^ RubyGems DeveloperGuide ???
215102 [pere.noel la] i'm looking for DeveloperGuide, i didn't find one even after
215117 [smartgpx gma] Pardon me if this is too obvious, but have you been to rubygems.org?
215123 [pere.noel la] yes >>obviously<< i get there )))
215124 [pere.noel la] Exception `OptionParser::InvalidOption' at

^ Ruby internals, a self-study guide
215105 [ mfp acm.org] I've written a succinct guide for those interested in learning about the
+ 215211 [ezmobius gma] Wow, thanks for writing this. It helps a lot to understand ruby
+ 215215 [logancapaldo] Many thanks!

^ [ANN] Ruby-IXP 1.0.3
215111 [skurapat ucs] Sorry for the frequent (daily!) announcements, but this one is

^ Unicode and Character Classes -- a bug?
215113 [richard.wise] I've found some strange and unexpected behaviour to do with pattern
+ 215126 [MonkeeSage g] It appears that you were spot-on with your guess about wonky things
| 215136 [richard.wise] I hadn't thought of that one - thanks for the suggestion!  The simplest
+ 215467 [dan-ml dan42] That is very weird indeed. It's normal that your example doesn't work, because
  215489 [MonkeeSage g] That shouldn't matter. He was matching the same hex escape he used in
  215533 [verno mailin] Just a pointer to some examples how to parse UTF-8 encoded strings in
  215539 [MonkeeSage g] I used to have a class that used that technique to fake UTF-8 support.
  215543 [verno mailin] Thanks for this one, Jordan! I seem to have missed some stuff on
  215552 [MonkeeSage g] NP :)

^ Communication between objects.
215116 [todbramble g] I have been working with Ruby for a few months now and have hit upon
+ 215118 [nospam nosit] / ...
+ 215139 [dblack wobbl] I can see what kind of problem you're trying to solve, but in this
| 215151 [todbramble g] require 'cgi'
+ 215480 [transfire gm] Observable Pattern?

^ Re: Code Golf Challenge : 1,000 Digits Of Pi
215119 [MonkeeSage g] Wow, ya'll are good code golfers! Of the few challenges I've been able
215133 [carl carldr.] Hey Jordan,
215143 [MonkeeSage g] Hehe! You should see some of my javascript bookmarklets! It's kind of

^ Pi limited to 15 digits ?
215125 [vincent.arno] I am trying to calculate pi in an arithmetical way with a big number of
+ 215129 [wccrawford g] That's this week's Code Golf challenge.
| + 215145 [vincent.arno] Sorry William, it was not my goal to cheat: I am not experienced enough
| + 215155 [carl carldr.] I don't consider this to be cheating - Asking for help with the
+ 215131 [MonkeeSage g] You need to initialize all your ints/floats that will interact with any
  215146 [wccrawford g] Ohh, right.  Missed that.  (I obviously haven't gotten up the nerve to

^ a server  that will serve http page created from data collected by "rsh"
215127 [rajibsukanta] Dear Group,
+ 215130 [garbagecat10] Build a web server (use Rails if you like)  on a Unix machine that can
+ 215132 [znmeb cesmai] This looks like a good candidate for Rails to me. The Model would be the
+ 215180 [nospam nosit] / ...

^ Writing portable Ruby
215134 [christoph.ne] If I need hints for writing portable Perl, I do ...
215150 [ara.t.howard] well, considering portable means windows + every_thing_nix these days i'd

^ [ANN] SwissRUG / zurich.rb meeting 28.9.2006
215137 [jcfischer.li] as promised earlier, we will meet up to form (or discuss about

^ eruby?
215141 [jonsdenni gm] "In order to use eruby with the Apache Web server, you need to perform
215157 [aredridel nb] That's one way to make ruby talk to the web -- CGI, so not the fastest,
215240 [jonsdenni gm] Thanks

^ www.rubygems.org
215142 [daniel.schie] What software is used on rubygems.org? It looks like a Rails app, but I
215144 [twigmorewels] Its http://rubyforge.org/projects/hieraki/
215216 [hal9000 hype] Hmmmmmmmm. Someone call Doug Hofstadter.

^ Unable to register constants
215147 [mail matthew] class Module
215271 [pit capitain] Matt, your code (minus the Rails dependencies) did work for me with a

^ [ANN] RubyPhone 0.2.1 released.
215154 [greg.kujawa ] The RubyPhone CTI project has a new released available. Please visit

^ create rails model classes dynamically ?
215156 [aktxyz gmail] Rails has a very nice database migration utility, where you can write
+ 215158 [eero.saynatk] You will get better answers over on Rails lists.
+ 215160 [wccrawford g] I'm not into Rails yet, but I came across this the other day and tagged
  215176 [aktxyz gmail] wow...bulls eye !

^ Ruby 1.8.5 on AIX 5.3 "ruby -v" errors
215167 [unixadminm g] I compiled ruby-1.8.5 on AIX 5.3.
215214 [nobu ruby-la] Can you show the stack trace by debugger?
216703 [unixadminm g] The ruby previously compiled was on AIX It compiled perfectly
+ 217245 [kinpoco gmai] After upgraded to TL5, my ruby core dumped as well.
+ 217319 [no spam.plea] Try it again without -O2 in the CFLAGS, in case it's an
  218206 [unixadminm g] No it didnt work

^ Control Safari browser
215169 [karl_puperze] I am using win32ole to control the Internet Explorer and I want to port
+ 215171 [tanner.burso] I'd check what AppleScript options are available for Safari.  If there are
+ 215212 [ezmobius gma] There is the safariwatir project. It can do what you want.
  215266 [karl_puperze] There is the safariwatir project. It can do what you want.
  + 217355 [verno mailin] OttoMate
  + 220021 [dave.hoover ] SafariWatir (trunk) no longer uses Ruby/AppleScript to drive Safari.

^ What's the ruby way to sort string with cases in mind
215170 [sam.s.kong g] I'd like to sort an array of strings case-insensitively.
+ 215246 [twifkak comc] a = %w(a c b A C B)
+ 215257 [MonkeeSage g] I think that's probably the most concise and rubyish way. You can't do
  215267 [rimantas gma] a.sort{ |i,j| (i.upcase == j.upcase)? (i<=>j):(i.upcase<=>j.upcase) }
  + 215275 [shortcutter ] a.sort {|i,j| i.upcase == j.upcase ? i <=> j : i.upcase <=> j.upcase}
  | 215276 [MonkeeSage g] I shouldn't have underestimated my fellow rubyists. I guess
  + 215277 [eban os.rim.] a.sort{ |i,j| [i.upcase, i] <=> [j.upcase, j] }
    + 215278 [rimantas gma] Great! I guess we have the winner :)
    | + 215282 [MonkeeSage g] Nice one, Hirofumi-shi! :)
    | + 215303 [shortcutter ] +1
    + 215370 [sam.s.kong g] Wow!