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SVN command not executing correctly through ruby script
256859 [revalia@gm i] Im trying to get some code working from the book "Everyday Scripting
+ 256865 [mike.cahill@] I haven't a clue bout any of this stuff.  But your root string looks funky for a url.  Double slash after .org?
+ 256866 [DPhillips@cy] According to the svn help output, the flag for revision should either be a short -r or a long --revision
  256871 [desertfox@ho] That was it. Thanks you very much!

alias and subclasses
256860 [tim@ba s. et] Is there a Ruby-ian way to get the alias method to propagate through
+ 256863 [djberg96@gm ] Alias it again?
+ 256923 [logancapaldo] ...
  256928 [gregory.t.br] alias_method :old_something, :something

Problem installing fxruby on Linux with gems
256867 [akbarhome@gm] require 'fox16'

Updating running ruby scripts
256870 [nappin713@ya] I've got a few small ruby scripts that run every 15 minutes or so from
256872 [twifkak@co c] AFAIK, the entire Ruby file is parsed into an AST before any of it is

how could i have broken uri?
256873 [bladenut@gm ] My little spider/scraper thing happily iterated through a couple dozen
256874 [bladenut@gm ] Oops, nevermind, I did a .strip before the call and now it is happy.

[ANN] mechanize 0.6.9 Released
256875 [aaron@te de ] mechanize version 0.6.9 has been released!

[ANN] drawr 1.0.1 Released
256876 [aaron@te de ] drawr version 1.0.1 has been released!
256901 [benjohn@fy h] (by doing a search for drawr) - I'm missing something?
256934 [aaron@te de ] Ya, we haven't posted the rdoc for it yet.  Just download the gem and

Newbie needs help! Strange error in code
256878 [daboomonline] operating which told me the time. I tried to extend this by adding in a
256880 [alexg@ku cr ] gets(separator=$/)    => string or nil
256887 [daboomonline] Thanks very much! It solved my problem.

256881 [aokehl@ya oo] ...

Name clash in C extension
256883 [alexg@ku cr ] I'm trying to write an extension interfacing with the C iGraph
+ 256890 [garbagecat10] ...
| 256988 [alexg@ku cr ] Thanks for the pointer. I'd been trying to shortcut and use SWIG to
+ 257846 [csardi@rm i.] Alex, i'm an igraph developer, and there is an easy solution for this i

RMagick-Is it possible to read the resolution of the image?
256886 [bvn_ashwin@y] Is it possible to read the resolution of the image when the user
256892 [TimHunter@nc] RMagick OS X Installer [http://rubyforge.org/projects/rmagick/]

SNMP oid error
256891 [jack.ciabatt] I'm using SNMP module into a simple script. I would like retrieve
256900 [hallidave@gm] The Ruby SNMP library isn't as smart as Net-SNMP at formating output

Ruby Developers in Palestine
256893 [naim.kamel@g] Are You a Ruby Developer living in Palestine or outside somewhere in

Multiple Instance of rand?
256894 [Proponent@gm] Is it possible to have multiple instances Ruby's random-number
256941 [vjoel@pa h. ] Not yet, but it has been proposed for 1.9.
257022 [Proponent@gm] Thanks much.  I'm kind of a noob; could you please give me a hint as
+ 257039 [dan.stevens.] ...
+ 257048 [AEtzold@gm .] A PRNG is a pseudo random number generator - "pseudo" here expresses the fact
+ 257052 [khaines@en g] There is http://rubyforge.org/projects/crypt-isaac

ANN: Remedy IT announces draft Ruby CORBA Language Mapping
256895 [jwillemsen@r] Remedy IT is pleased to announce the first draft of the Ruby CORBA Language

snmp error
256897 [jack.ciabatt] I'm using the SNMP module to retrieve interfaces mac addresses (oid

gems gone missing?
256908 [phillipsds@y] I've just spent the evening installing gruff (all the way from step
256909 [jan.svitok@g] Check your $RUBYOPT setting, use -rubygems argument to ruby, or add
256914 [phillipsds@y] Thanks for the help Jano,
256916 [jan.svitok@g] 1. Please bottom-post.
256921 [gregory.t.br] <snip long unrelated text>

Syntax error with array interpolation
256910 [ronald.fisch] def headache
256917 [matz@ru y- a] 1.8 allows argument splat (*) only at the end of argument list.

Recall: Syntax error with array interpolation
256911 [ronald.fisch] ...

Windows binary gems?
256912 [ssmoot@gm il] The whole VC6 vs VS8+ issue on Windows confuses me. Does anyone have a

Syntax error with array interpolation
256913 [ronald.fisch] def headache
256919 [dan@fl en ra] You can't use a 'splatted' array anywhere in a method call except at the
256920 [dan@fl en ra] foo(1, 2, *[3], &block)

Q: how to start a module name with a lower case character?
256915 [mark.watson@] I am trying to write Ruby classes to model RDF, RDFS, and Owl, much
+ 256922 [logancapaldo] ...
+ 256939 [shortcutter@] You can't because module names must be constants and constants have to
  + 256944 [gavin@re in ] FWIW, this is because Ruby interprets that as a method call with a
  + 256945 [gregory.t.br] Incase it wasn't clear what was going on in Logan's post, the reason

OS X reads builtin version of ruby
256924 [hfitzy@gm il] Ok, so i've tried to install 1.8.6 in a few ways, the first was building
+ 256925 [logancapaldo] ...
| 256926 [hfitzy@gm il] version of ruby over the new one. I updated .bashrc like you said. Is
| 256936 [rwl@sa .u en] Do you have a non-native Python installed?
| 257137 [anupamsg@gm ] You should move the contents of '.bash_login' to '.bashrc'
+ 256947 [listguy@po l] The overkill way would be something like
+ 256966 [matt@ti bi s] What are you actually saying in order to invoke ruby, and where are you

RoR developer needed urgently
256929 [nina@li ec u] Startup company with limited budget and massive potential looking for
256930 [juapdiaz@gm ] ...

setting consolefont for text output
256931 [kazaam@ol co] I was wondering if there is a way in linux to output text in cp437 with
257025 [hramrach@ce ] The better approach would be to convert the cp437 text to the encoding

256932 [fophillips19] ...
+ 256955 [martin@sn wp] Well, this probably indicates that you're doing sql by dynamically
+ 256956 [alex@bl ck e] There should be a #escape_str or #quote method on the connection object

dynamically define attr_accessors on objects?
256933 [beingthexemp] How can I dynamically define attr_accessors on an object?
+ 256935 [mental@ry ia] class << p
+ 256938 [shortcutter@] Use OpenStruct.
+ 256990 [rubyfan@gm i] class Person
  257005 [beingthexemp] thanks for the suggestions.. went with the openstruct.

using closures as a replacement for "class", @, and @@
256937 [eric.mahurin] Some of you might find it interesting that ruby's closures/blocks can

could anyone help me in the question, thanks?
256943 [ys_manman@ho] In network application, we need to fill some fields of protocol header
+ 256949 [alex@bl ck e] You only need to worry about the types at the
| 256951 [ys_manman@ho] Thanks a lot!
+ 256954 [martin@sn wp] This is exactly the problem that Array.pack was designed to solve.

basic millisecond code profile?
256958 [beingthexemp] if I need to see the amount of milliseconds / seconds a method takes can
256959 [beingthexemp] class Person

.include?/.within? and English-thinking brains
256961 [mjudge@su ve] In English, it's clearer to ask, "Is Maggie one of the guests?" --
256967 [dblack@wo bl] Well, you're stacking the deck a bit to make it sound awkward ("Does

REXML XPath question
256964 [delfarms@ho ] Can anyone explain these result to me (see bottom)?
256970 [delfarms@ho ] OK I just removed xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" from the <html>
256974 [delfarms@ho ] Wow, 2 replies from myself...

[OT] Trac
256965 [agorilla@gm ] Thanks to the PragProgs, I've been using Subversion[1] for a while
257003 [james.britt@] Have you looked at the JumpBox trac/svn combo VM?
257080 [agorilla@gm ] Quick update.  I'm going to take James, and a couple others, up on

YAML::Syck line numbers?
256969 [dangogh@gm i] I've dug through the YAML::Syck library source and the Ruby library,

Clearing the RAM
256973 [ari@ar br wn] Hey,
+ 256979 [lionel-subsc] I guess that would probably be quite difficult because the language
+ 256981 [TimHunter@nc] I think the only way you could do that (or at least the only practical
+ 257075 [showaltb@gm ] The memory is freed for your application's use when all references to
+ 257627 [DPhillips@cy] Good way to guarantee 100% is to reboot :)
+ 257693 [sonoflilit@g] Do you mean zero it to disallow peeking, or do you mean freeing it?
  257770 [ari@ar br wn] I mean freeing it.
  257806 [raasdnil@gm ] Then just fire up the garbage collector explicitly.

Bottom posting
256975 [phillipsds@y] Is their any particular reason for bottom posting (please excuse my
+ 256976 [gregory.t.br] A. Yes.
| + 256977 [gregory.t.br] I forgot to mention this before.  For long posts, people usually
| + 256989 [grzm@se sp t] It also makes it easier to catch up on the thread if you haven't been
+ 257013 [nobu@ru y- a] In common, you should not cite whole body.  Then, you don't

Looking for a match
256978 [ari@ar br wn] Hey,
+ 256991 [yermej@gm il] lines = the_file.readlines
+ 256992 [aaron@te de ] You should check out Enumerable#any?.  I think that is what you are

Stuck While "Bulk updating Gem source index for: http://gems.rubyforge.org"
256980 [tparikka@ne ] I have a small server which I want to get Ruby on Rails working on.
257199 [drbrain@se m] If you've got limited memory, you should use capistrano and vendor/
257486 [gdprasad@gm ] Stuck While "Bulk updating Gem source index for: http://gems.rubyforge.org"

alternative to  Array#index?
256982 [beingthexemp] is there an alternative to Array#index? Faster version maybe?
257011 [alex@bl ck e] Change the problem so that you're reading from a hash?  Maintain an

Private Method Error
256983 [ari@ar br wn] Once again, more questions.
256985 [dblack@wo bl] Let's say lines has 10 elements.  rand(11) gives you a number between
256987 [ari@ar br wn] Ahh! Okay! Thanks!

A log of talk by Dave Thomas in RubyKaigi2007
256984 [zunda616e@ya] This is to announce publication of a reconstruction of the talk
256999 [znmeb@ce ma ] Thank you!! That's wonderful to read!!
257000 [gregory.t.br] +1, that was a nice log.

Some help needed with understanding ruby hashes
256993 [vfcforums@gm] If a ruby hash rubyhash has a key such as "hashkey" is there a way of
+ 256996 [list.push@gm] This gives you an error?
+ 256997 [james@gr yp ] $ irb
+ 257001 [m_goldberg@a] What you say you are doing works for me.
+ 257019 [vfcforums@gm] I tracked the error, I was testing the using the concatenating strings
  257024 [m_goldberg@a] You could have saved yourself a lot trouble by using
  257032 [vfcforums@gm] I am learning Ruby step by step. There appear to be so many different
  257070 [m_goldberg@a] The point to note about 'puts "hashkey value is #{rubyhash

how to make the .exe file insert to the diskette
256994 [coolwong85@y] I using the "rubyscript2exe" to built my project to .exe format. But the
257042 [erikveen@gm ] Is the file 3.3 Mb or 6.6 Mb? OS? Ruby version? RubyScript2Exe

when i using "rubyscript2exe", occur error
256995 [coolwong85@y] When i using the "rubyscript2exe", there occur error. Because i cannot
+ 257045 [erikveen@gm ] Aagh!!!! Unless the image happens to be an executable as well...
+ 257046 [erikveen@gm ] Which error?
  257047 [juapdiaz@gm ] ...
  257064 [erikveen@gm ] Both.

[REMINDER] One week left for June Ruby Project Spotlight submissions
256998 [gregory.t.br] I announced a while ago that I'll be running a series on the O'Reilly

optimizing Hash deletions
257002 [mikejaystein] ...
+ 257044 [AEtzold@gm .] Dear Mike,
+ 257049 [lloyd@2l ve ] If the files mostly never change, there may be faster ways.
| 257121 [mikejaystein] ...
+ 257066 [mikejaystein] ...
+ 257119 [mikejaystein] ...

Status of getresuid? Dropping privilege temporarily...
257006 [john.carter@] I wanted to reliably temporarily or permanently drop privileges from

Vaguely humorous Test::Unit problem (long)
257008 [poopdeville@] I have a problem I can't figure out.  I've created a test class using
257012 [sylvain.joye] You're calling DRb.start_service a lot. In my experience, this can lead to
257094 [poopdeville@] On Jun 26, 12:57 am, Sylvain Joyeux <sylvain.joy...@polytechnique.org>
257096 [poopdeville@] My mistake.  DRb is obviously threaded.  I meant to ask if Test::Unit

Re: LSRC Name Picker (#129)
257016 [badcarl@gm i] I assume the 48 hour deadline is over.  I made a fun little camping
257040 [james@gr yp ] You may email it to me off-list and I'll host it for you.
257111 [badcarl@gm i] This is a simple camping app that uses RMagick to generate an animated

Probably an FAQ, but...
257017 [kumoyuki@gm ] I've been getting into Ruby programming - largely because of Rails -
257023 [m_goldberg@a] The pickaxe book.
257104 [kumoyuki@gm ] I have downloaded the free version. It is quite good, but it lacks a
+ 257110 [TimHunter@nc] If this is what you need to use Ruby I'm afraid you're going to remain
+ 257131 [m_goldberg@a] The pickaxe book is basically organized into a tutorial front-end and
| + 257132 [seebs@se bs ] I don't know about that.  I would consider myself a language lawyer sort
| + 257133 [james.britt@] But, still, incomplete.  You may want to also look at the API docs or ri
|   + 257135 [m_goldberg@a] I allowed that one could be both, but not both and a happy Ruby
|   | 257151 [kumoyuki@gm ] Who said happiness had any part of it? Certainly your footnote did
|   | 257172 [znmeb@ce ma ] Hooray!! Another person on this list that's been programming a "longish"
|   + 257152 [kumoyuki@gm ] Thank you very much. After less then 3 minutes looking at it, I have
|     257175 [gavin@re in ] Though certainly not normative, I offer up this diagram I created to
+ 257146 [botp@de mo t] # It actually appears to me that the state of Ruby from a technical

[ANN] bee 0.4.0 Released
257021 [michel.casab] Bee is a build tool running YAML files. These build files have a clean

[QUIZ][SOLUTION] LSRC Name Picker (#129)
257026 [jesse.d.merr] ...
+ 257063 [florian.assm] [QUIZ][SOLUTION] LSRC Name Picker (#129)
| 257069 [florian.assm] I found a flaw in lucky_filter.rb when processing empty values, just
+ 257087 [florian.assm] definitely a very nice idea to doing the r magic stuff :D

I need some help clarifying issues with YAML and hashes
257028 [vfcforums@gm] The code below, config.yml and testvars.rb are supposed to created some
257037 [showaltb@gm ] Your YAML is all hashes; there are no arrays.

Ruby/Tk - simple task that I'm srtuck
257031 [valenonish@g] 1. $lb_1 = TkLabel.new(root){..}       - label
+ 257068 [m_goldberg@a] You only see the last color because you don't call update on the
| 257078 [valenonish@g] Thanks Morton! You really helped me.
+ 257071 [nagai@ai ky ] You'll be able to see the changes by 'Tk.update_idletasks'.
  257079 [valenonish@g] Thanks Hidetoshi! I appreciate your help.

how much to charge for a freelance project in ruby in the states
257033 [uriel.katz@g] i work in Israel and i wanted to know how much should i charge per
257051 [gregory.t.br] That will entirely depend on your experience level, your reputation,
257054 [leavengood@g] That is a good place to start, but take the average hourly wage of a
257056 [gregory.t.br] Yeah, thats definitely good advice, one that I don't always take into
257059 [robert.dober] Would you mind share your findings with us, and yes I am available ;).

Building ruby with bcc32.
257034 [ycelik@oy ek] Has anybody tried to build ruby using bcc32?
257181 [ferdouse@pr ] Looking for a Ruby on Rails Developer, Salary £30K-£60K, Leicester, City

Problem with rubyscript2exe, OCI8, registry
257041 [djberg96@gm ] Ruby 1.8.6
257205 [djberg96@gm ] ENV['NLS_LANG'] = "AMERICAN_AMERICA.WE8ISO8859P15"

Fwd: Please Forward: Ruby Quiz Submission LSRC Name Picker
257050 [james@gr yp ] ...

Net::LDAP and telephonenumber attribute
257053 [michael_perl] Using the LDAP service of a Lotus Notes / Domino server, I cannot
+ 257186 [garbagecat10] ...
+ 260286 [michael_perl] which I could not see - neither in the news reader
  + 260289 [garbagecat10] ...
  + 260883 [barjunk@at g] The first thing that jumps to my mind is rights...have you tried this
  + 261010 [tjk@an ap li] If you have access to the LDAP server admin, you might want to ask if

Following a Javascript Link Using Mechanize
257055 [whiteqt@gm i] I am on a page that lists 78 items and can only show 25 per page, so
+ 257108 [leavengood@g] This would require Mechanize to have a Javascript interpreter. In
| 257114 [gregory.t.br] Actually, I think Aaron is working on a project RKelly, which converts
+ 257117 [dzwell@gm il] As others have said, you would need a javascript interpreter. I think I

Watir Read javascript popups contents
257057 [dionsiseire@] am looking to evaluate the contents of a javascript popup using watir,

Re: how much to charge for a freelance project in ruby in th
257058 [roseanne@ja ] here in Israel a freelance charge for hour is about 30$ but i think
257060 [wgrosso@wg o] But closer to the Israeli rate. The overhead in managing remote
+ 257067 [juapdiaz@gm ] ...
+ 257092 [uriel.katz@g] i am going to be the only developer,and i have good experience.

Class instance into included module
257072 [galevsky@gm ] here is my problem: I would like to handle class instances into a module
+ 257073 [johnwilger@g] Is Module#included what you want, perhaps? http://ruby-doc.org/core/classes/Module.html#M001683
+ 257074 [transfire@gm] The way you have it paradoxical b/c "method_HelloWorld.call if iwant"
  257076 [galevsky@gm ] Thanks for your posts guys ;o)
  257077 [galevsky@gm ] But what I think I'll do is make TestModule a class, and my TestAClass
  257082 [robert.dober] If I am not mistaken Test::Unit does instantiate an object of all
  257085 [galevsky@gm ] for fun :o)
  257093 [robert.dober] Hmm I am quite sure Mixin will do the trick, why should we let you
  257106 [galevsky@gm ] You got it !!!