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No docs from facets gem installation
229563 [tomp@ea th i] I recently did a remote gem installation of facets-core and was

job posting: Sr Systems Programmer needed
229565 [lmsteadman@g] AGCO, Jackson Operations is nestled in the picturesque Des Moines River

FXRuby 1.6.4 redux
229575 [ttmrichter@g] OK, thanks to the timely help of Lyle Johnson (Thanks, Lyle!) I got
229578 [nospam@no it] / ...
229583 [ttmrichter@g] # a whole bunch of stuff about /etc/ld.so.conf
229614 [lyle.johnson] It was giving you the path to the FXRuby extension's shared library

POPL 2007 Call for Participation
229577 [sorin.lerner] *********************************************************************
229631 [wilsonb@gm i] That looks like an incredible lineup. Now I really want to attend.
229633 [djberg96@gm ] Hey, where's Matz? :)
229640 [matz@ru y- a] HE will be in Tokyo at the date.  I am looking forward to get the

What  is the meaning of Dim
229579 [chen_li3@ya ] Dim in VBA is a key word used to define variable. But
+ 229580 [nospam@no it] "In some dialects, variables must be declared (using the DIM statement) on
| 229586 [chen_li3@ya ] In Ruby def is a breviation for the word define and what is the full
| + 229587 [nospam@no it] It was originally an abbreviation for "dimension", a term that was only
| + 229591 [mike@st k. a] My vague memories of Basic (not Visual Basic) include using DIM to
| + 229612 [chen_li3@ya ] Thank you all for the explanations,
+ 229644 [pubsub@ru yi] VB was actually created as a joke programming language by a college
  229666 [jameskilton@] ...
  229672 [jeremymcanal] That story is untrue, and I believe meant as a joke. :)

question about ruby's licence
229584 [yuesefa@gm i] can ruby codes be mixed up(for some protection purpose) so that it can
229585 [matz@ru y- a] The code you write in Ruby is under your control, not mine.  So that

newbie: unpacking binary data
229592 [mvdv@sp mc p] Thanks for the efforts put into making Ruby available!
229597 [shortcutter@] This does not work because the second argument to foreach is the /line
229748 [mvyver@gm il] Thanks Robert.  Much appreciated.

[OT] CTI Corporativo auto responses
229598 [djberg96@gm ] All,
+ 229602 [halostatue@g] I haven't seen those, but I will occasionally see a message from some
+ 229603 [dblack@wo bl] Yes, I am (posting via the mailing list).
+ 229608 [james@gr yp ] I got them and didn't post via GMail.
| 229620 [slamboy@gm i] ...
+ 229669 [david@va ln ] If my uncanny skill of guessing away at languages I don't know (heck, I
| 229802 [angus@qu va ] [Giles Bowkett <gilesb@gmail.com>, 2006-12-15 18.45 CET]
| 229841 [angus@qu va ] [Giles Bowkett <gilesb@gmail.com>, 2006-12-15 20.49 CET]
| 229904 [david@va ln ] You -were- asking for it. My $0.02.
+ 229886 [udo.froehlin] I got two of them and i'm reading and posting via usenet newsgroup

Re: Ruby Bug Day: Rubinius, JRuby, etc etc etc
229599 [gustav@ra ls] Sure! I generally feel to 'noobish' to bother the core members of
229670 [alex.combas@] ...
230009 [charles.nutt] Finally settled in somewhere with reliable internet access. Hello Rotterdam!

Swap contents in two files
229600 [christopherl] I have two files, I want to swap the contents of the files in my
+ 229601 [shortcutter@] Renaming with a third temp file name is the most efficient if you know
| 229607 [christopherl] How the code for that program going to look like?
| + 229610 [gethemant@gm] require 'fileutils'
| | 229642 [christopherl] /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/fileutils.rb:501:in `rename': No such file or
| | 229646 [christopherl] what's stackdump?
| | 229752 [gethemant@gm] Heh.. don't worry abt stackdump its the stackdump file of of a.exe,
| + 229615 [ara.t.howard] require 'tempfile'
|   229616 [dblack@wo bl] a, b = *ARGV
|   229618 [ara.t.howard] quite right.  i've moved to the former because it's self doccumenting : a
|   + 229621 [shortcutter@] I usually use
|   | 229634 [james@gr yp ] Yuck.  ;)
|   + 229629 [dblack@wo bl] a, b = ARGV
+ 229637 [pubsub@ru yi] Why not just rename the files? Or am I missing your meaning?
| 230307 [shiwei.zhang] Got to see this topic just now. I do agree with Tom's opinion.
| 366788 [cispas2000@g] Posted via http://www.ruby-forum.com/.
+ 229661 [nospam@no it] sa,sb, nevermind = ARGV

[SUMMARY] Tournament Matchups (#105)
229609 [james@gr yp ] Quite a few people took a stab at this problem with some mighty clever code.

[OT] Troubles with Safari PDF version of The Ruby Way 2nd edition
229611 [rod.gaither@] ...
229613 [gethemant@gm] Agreed Rod,

229622 [bartenev@gm ] ...

229626 [bartenev@gm ] ...
+ 229635 [dblack@wo bl] Methods ending with equal signs return the rhs, rather than their last
| 229639 [bartenev@gm ] ...
| 229645 [dblack@wo bl] x = 1
+ 229641 [coder68@ya o] Maksim,
  229643 [coder68@ya o] Whoops!  my mistake, as Dave mentioned, this method will return the RHS

Ruby on rails error
229628 [jack@ao .c m] The error and code is below. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
229632 [coder68@ya o] Jack,

FYI - Ruby related article/blog on Reddit front page
229647 [olsonas@gm i] The title is also misleading, as Ruby as a language is fine. Post on the
229651 [jameskilton@] ...
229654 [dblack@wo bl] Ruby is a professional tool, and has been for years.  The 23
+ 229655 [jameskilton@] ...
| + 229658 [ara.t.howard] which is a major apples to oranges comparisson.  if you write packages in perl
| + 229680 [dblack@wo bl] s/Dave/David/ :-)
+ 229690 [alex.combas@] ...
+ 229707 [pabs@pa lo r] [snipped]
  229713 [dblack@wo bl] Thanks for posting those -- always a pleasure to see them again :-)
  229724 [pabs@pa lo r] No problemo!

Problem compiling openssl on ruby-1.8.5-p2 with gcc 3.2
229650 [jgbailey@gm ] ...

Hash/2-d array help!
229652 [josquius@ho ] Would anyone happen to know how would I go about creating a hash where I
+ 229653 [jameskilton@] ...
| + 229656 [cschneid@co ] If you're doing it incrementally, instead of all at once like
| + 229657 [josquius@ho ] Ah....now that's a lot simpler then I thought.
|   + 229659 [nospam@no it] array = hash["England"]
|   + 229660 [chen_li3@ya ] This is right syntax to create a hash(with single or
+ 229681 [josquius@ho ] Ah! Thanks. Got it totally working now!
  + 229684 [nospam@no it] Yes, certainly. You can easily create an array containing variables instead
  + 229685 [chen_li3@ya ] Is the following  what you try to do?
    229689 [josquius@ho ] Oh right thanks, got it working.

Ruby File Copy SEG-FAULT on 64-bit System
229663 [cjeness@yo k] I have a Ruby script which copies certain files from one subdirectory to
229668 [djberg96@gm ] I'm confused - are you running 1.8.5 or 1.8.1 on your 64 bit machine?
229676 [cjeness@yo k] I am running the same version on all computers:  1.8.1-51.10.   In my
229678 [cjeness@yo k] I downloaded the latest source code from the Ruby site (1.8.5-p2) and

RubyForge offline
229664 [tom@in oe he] RubyForge is offline; we're investigating it.  Mirror information is
+ 229665 [tom@in oe he] Back online now.
+ 229667 [djberg96@gm ] <holding plug in hand>
  + 229679 [tom@in oe he] And it's back offline again.  I caught a glimpse of the process table
  + 229738 [ snk@gn .o g] It's back up again, hurray! :-)

ruby/ole excel delete row?
229675 [bingopajama@] How do I delete a row in an excel spreadsheet with win32ole?
+ 229699 [nlloyds@gm i] ...
| + 229703 [nlloyds@gm i] ...
| + 229784 [tim.pease@gm] I have found it helpful to browse the VBA help modules for the various
|   229787 [ara.t.howard] you are a sick man!
|   229788 [tim.pease@gm] I actually have had the flu for the past two days.  How'd you know?
+ 229728 [chen_li3@ya ] array=[]
| 229767 [chen_li3@ya ] worksheet1.Range("A1:L40").each do |cell|
+ 353920 [greet.venkat] I want to iterate the data to read username, password from row2(from
+ 353924 [david.mullet] (2..305).each do |row|
  354032 [greet.venkat] thanks for your reply....but here this solution could not helps me

Ruby forum posts and replies disappearing
229677 [mvdv@sp mc p] Several users report similar behavior in the RForum - but there has been

String#insert method is destructive...  inconsistent?
229683 [joe@la aj e.] I am relatively new to Ruby, and I am loving it!  I have a long Python
+ 229700 [wardies@gm i] I also started wondering...
| 229704 [joe@la aj e.] Ah, thanks for the link.  I tried Googling for "ruby String#insert
| 229717 [joe@la aj e.] Sorry for so many posts...  But I realized that the search I had done
| 229719 [dblack@wo bl] Interesting things being said...six years ago?!  Will wonders never
| 229720 [james@gr yp ] You are.  :)
+ 229701 [matz@ru y- a] concat is destructive as well.
  229706 [joe@la aj e.] Thanks, Matz - so cool to get a quick reply!  I guess it was the things

Variables and References
229691 [aytekyuksel@] I'm new to ruby. Trying to understand how variables hold references to
+ 229692 [dblack@wo bl] ...
+ 229695 [nospam@no it] / ...
  229696 [aytekyuksel@] I did a silly mistake.
  229697 [nospam@no it] No, not at all. Yours wasn't a silly mistake, it was a very good question.

Why is define_method private? Plus, what's the point of private methods?
229708 [danfinnie@op] Why is define_method a private method?  I can't recall ever using
+ 229729 [collinsj@se ] About private methods...this is something that comes up every now and
| 229742 [gregory.t.br] Very much agreed.  The number one use of private for me is to hide
+ 229940 [logancapaldo] Well a class should control it's own methods, just saying

[ANN] Motiro 0.5.4 released
229709 [thiago.arrai] Motiro is a project tracking tool. I have been writing it on my

rubyforge.org down again?
229710 [kylekirby@op] Does any body know why rubyforge.org is down again? and when it will be
+ 229711 [aotianlong.c] ...
+ 229712 [tom@in oe he] Yours,

IO output problem
229714 [coscpp@gm il] class Sone
+ 229715 [dblack@wo bl] inspect and to_s just produce strings.  To see them, you have to print
| 229718 [coscpp@gm il] I understand now, thank you both of you
| 229721 [caldridge@gm] It's been a while since I've read that example but for some reason, I
| 229722 [danfinnie@op] I think it's from Programming Ruby: The Pragmatic Programmer's Guide.
+ 229716 [danfinnie@op] First, Song is misspelled to Sone, it seems.
  229725 [dblack@wo bl] irb(main):001:0> o = Object.new

[PATCH] Re: DateTime.strptime()
229726 [george.ogata] It looks like a bug in date/format.rb to me.  It also works as you

win 32 utils changenotify
229727 [lrlebron@gm ] I just downloaded and installed the win32utils installer. When I try to
229730 [djberg96@gm ] You'll need to upgrade to 0.4.2.  You can either build from source or
229732 [lrlebron@gm ] I downloaded the file and renamed it according to your instructions but
229734 [djberg96@gm ] Whoops.  Download the latest win32-ipc and build from source or install
229735 [lrlebron@gm ] Thanks,
229736 [djberg96@gm ] cn.wait{ |s|
229740 [lrlebron@gm ] Thanks for the help. I am still getting the following error when a file
229741 [djberg96@gm ] cn.wait{ |arr|
229750 [botp@de mo t] From Daniel Berger [mailto:djberg96@gmail.com]

Attn: Robert Klemme
229733 [mvdv@sp mc p] Could Robert Klemme please re-post his reply to "newbie: unpacking
229737 [hhausman@gm ] You may be interested to know that the 'forum' you're looking at is
229747 [mvdv@sp mc p] Thanks for the tip! I'll use the Google group from now on.

[ANN] Rassmalog 2.0.0
229743 [ snk@gn .o g] Rassmalog is a static blog engine based on RSS 2.0, YAML,

[ANN] Dhaka 0.0.5 bugfix
229745 [mushfeq.khan] ...
229765 [james@gr yp ] Just curious:  what does Dhaka mean?
+ 229775 [gethemant@gm] Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh. IMHO author picked name from there.
| 229822 [mushfeq.khan] ...
| 229854 [mushfeq.khan] ...
+ 229776 [zimbatm@or e] ...

method_missing question
229753 [peter@ru yr ] I am using method_missing to build a structure (similar to a tree) like
+ 229754 [m.fellinger@] ...
+ 229859 [george.ogata] This sort of thing probably already exists somewhere, but I don't know
  + 229941 [vjoel@pa h. ] Yes, "script" is something else. It's for loading an external "script"
  + 229988 [banshee@ba s] More straightforward to grab the block, make it a method of the current

What tracking software does Rubyforge use?
229760 [pergesu@gm i] Does anyone know what software Ruby uses for the bug/requests/patches
+ 229761 [halostatue@g] It's called GForge.
| 229762 [pergesu@gm i] Thanks.  I'm having trouble figuring out if it's free or not.  Seems
| 229766 [tom@in oe he] Yup, there's a GPL'd version and a commercial version.  And I think
| 229769 [reid.thompso] UBUNTU && debian have GFORGE in their repositories -> sudo apt-get install
+ 229798 [rsanheim@gm ] Can you explain why you think its better then trac?  I know just from

[QUIZ] Chess960 (#106)
229763 [james@gr yp ] 1.  Please do not post any solutions or spoiler discussion for this quiz until
+ 229809 [martin@sn wp] Let me suggest that another potential output format is an html page
| + 229810 [james@gr yp ] +---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
| + 229942 [jamie.macey@] I haven't bothered generating the full table, I'm just randomly
+ 229866 [danfinnie@op] Is that the real starting position 432?  Or was that just a made up number?
| 229874 [james@gr yp ] Ask Ruby.
| 229877 [m_goldberg@a] I don't see how the Ruby interpreter can answer this question. How
| + 229878 [znmeb@ce ma ] I believe the comment was meant to say, "write a correct Ruby program to solve
| + 229879 [james@gr yp ] 0-959 was not an option in Daniel's email (look again) and I'm
|   229896 [danfinnie@op] Yeah, that was my typo.
|   229899 [Rob@Ag le on] At the risk of being a spoiler (hint: don't go to the linked
+ 230001 [chunyun.zhao] ...
+ 230042 [robert.dober] ...
| 230053 [mushfeq.khan] ...
+ 230062 [robert.dober] ...
| 230086 [james@gr yp ] #!/usr/bin/env ruby -w
+ 230091 [jamie.macey@] I just did up a random generator using the die-rolling method
+ 230143 [dave@bu t. d] [Event "Starting Position 787"]
| 230158 [dave@bu t. d] My program lies about the number. I like my numbering scheme, but I
| 230175 [gavin.kistne] Just gotta say, that's pretty brain-dead tricky. To produce the same
| 230178 [james@gr yp ] Yeah, I thought that was darn clever as well.
+ 230264 [danfinnie@op] ...
+ 230265 [danfinnie@op] ...

using Proc and yield
229771 [alberthier@y] I'm new to ruby and I'm currently testing the language. So I know I can
+ 229773 [jameskilton@] ...
+ 229774 [matz@ru y- a] Proc is an objectified block that carries the context at the point.
  229780 [alberthier@y] OK, thank you for your quick answer
  + 229783 [alberthier@y] At the end, read process(i, j) instead of process(i)
  | 229785 [jameskilton@] ...
  + 229789 [tim.pease@gm] def p1( arg )
  + 229868 [george.ogata] Blocks can't take blocks in 1.8, so I think you'll need to resort

Importing from text file to Excel
229778 [anon1m0us@ya] Below is my code to import from a text file to EXCEL. I am encountering
229786 [chen_li3@ya ] Use regular expression to get your data into (an)