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^ fxri newby question
282484 [wes.rishel g] I am using the version of fxri that comes with the single-download
282490 [peter.bunyan] I'll presume you didn't have a small type, and go ahead and mention that

^ Problem installing rubygems on Ruby 1.9 RC
282487 [ashutosh.amb] OK, so with help from Reacher and Luis, I was able to run my hello

^ WSO2 WSF/Ruby 1.0.0 - RC1 Released
282489 [danushka wso] WSF/Ruby - 1.0.0-RC

^ Dynamic local vars
282501 [vasyl.smirno] I wonder if there is any way to create local variables dynamically,
+ 282507 [MonkeeSage g] There are probably more clever ways than this, but I'm dumb...
| 282540 [vasyl.smirno] This would do, but I'd like to have the content of foo as simple as
+ 282537 [TimHunter nc] Hmmm...local variables are called local because they're local to the
| + 282544 [vasyl.smirno] Yes, instance vars are an option. Though what would be better is
| + 282578 [ruby-talk me] Do they need to be "variables"?
|   282595 [vasyl.smirno] Actually, they whole thing has to be thread-safe and reentrant :)
+ 282541 [shortcutter ] You cannot do this easily because of the method / variable ambiguity.
  282547 [vasyl.smirno] Thanks for clarifying that.
  282551 [MonkeeSage g] Not so much like a C macro, but more like a C struct...you could...use
  282557 [rmagick gmai] Of course the Struct is not actually allowing him to share data between
  282573 [MonkeeSage g] Yeah. I thought it fit the desired behavior though, since it shortened
  282688 [shortcutter ] Global variables are considered harmful for a reason.  Sometimes more
  282694 [MonkeeSage g] Yeah, yeah...but it still fit (what was given) of the spec. :P

^ ANN: Sequel 0.4.2 Released
282502 [ciconia gmai] Sequel version 0.4.1 has just been released. This release includes a

^ rails, htmldoc and cgi
282508 [sebastian.bo] I have some problems with external proces, which is started by rails.
282613 [markus reali] If I had to guess, I'd guess that the problem is that it times out.  Try setting the timeout longer, or doing a very small document to see if that helps.

^ wx ruby notify window?
282515 [christian.ke] Hey I want to create a growl like notification system for a ruby
+ 282519 [aff28 delete] There's nothing quite like this in wxRuby at the moment, because there's
| + 282680 [MonkeeSage g] Don't know about QT, but there's libnotify (GTK-based lib) for linux.
| + 283719 [dangerwillro] on OS X growl does use native APIs!
|   283809 [has.temp3 vi] On 15 Dec, 22:27, John Joyce <dangerwillrobinsondan...@gmail.com>
+ 283720 [luislavena g] On Dec 7, 7:37 am, Christian Kerth <christian.ke...@dynamicmedia.at>

^ how to use split method in ruby
282521 [martin angle] i have created a onject for string class, like
+ 282586 [m_goldberg a] I'm not sure I understand your question, but here is a guess on how
| 282664 [martin angle] Thank you morton for spending your valuable time for me. its really have
+ 282590 [nigamax gmai] Well, I'm still very new to Ruby, but I came across something similar
  282591 [nigamax gmai] Gah!  There's no edit on this forum!!!  Oh, right it's also a mailing
  282665 [martin angle] Thank you very much

^ change default directory of javascripts?
282525 [   as hut.at] I am using overlibmws.js library to add some dynamic effect to my rails
282527 [fxn hashref.] Please send your question to rubyonrails-talk.
282530 [   as hut.at] Sorry if this message was send to a wrong group. But I did not find
282531 [   as hut.at] Well, found it. Post my problem there. Thanks for the link.

^ Random users generator
282532 [  qer1 wp.pl] Recently I've seen a random user generator for Rails on some blog bu I
+ 282534 [lloyd 2live4] I would be surprised if there was one out there.  Go to websites and get
+ 282536 [MonkeeSage g] Heh. What possible *legitimate* need could you have for a million
+ 282539 [peter semant] Well there is a Perl module called Data::RandomPerson that generates
| 282548 [  qer1 wp.pl] That's exactly what I need! But still Ruby-based solution would be
| + 282554 [s.korteling ] how about
| | + 282555 [s.korteling ] Argh.
| | + 282564 [  qer1 wp.pl] Then measure performance of searching for "Aaaaaaa" name...
| + 282569 [MonkeeSage g] Sorry. It just sounded kind of fishy to ask for a million random email
+ 282565 [gwtmp01 mac.] ...
+ 282581 [lrlebron gma] Have you looked at faker
  282683 [  qer1 wp.pl] Luis & Gary: thank you!

^ printing on new lines
282533 [stu_09 hotma] iv written a class which prints a a number of hashes of refrences
+ 282543 [MonkeeSage g] For readability and reusability you should extract the database making
+ 282560 [phrogz mac.c] require 'pp'

^ receiving an XML POST via CGI
282542 [reiff public] I'm a competent enough Objective-C and Java programmer, but I'm still
282588 [reiff public] After investigation, the problem turns out the be elsewhere.. the

^ [ADV] Advanced Rails Recipes in Beta
282568 [mike clarkwa] Sorry for the commercial.  Now that the much-anticipated Rails 2.0 is
282576 [yudi.xue gma] that means Amazon is shipping my pre-order now :-)

^ Real world viability of 1.9?
282572 [lists source] Guys,
282655 [matz ruby-la] It's pretty difficult to predict, since it's not really a technical

^ OpenSSL for Ruby 1.8.5
282574 [speric gmail] Trying to run a Rails app that needs to use OpenSSL, among other

^ Auto Complete using tex input
282579 [neharohan.ch] I have to use the auto complete but i cant use the
282599 [fxn hashref.] You are done, text_field_with_auto_complete uses a standard text
282602 [neharohan.ch] But i cant use the tag directly.
282627 [fxn hashref.] This is a starting point, where each component is more or less self-
282926 [neharohan.ch] What will completion_options[:skip_style] be?
282936 [fxn hashref.] Please ignore that line, it says: inline the CSS for auto completion

^ download zip file and open it
282584 [junkone1 gma] How do i download the zip file, and extract it using ruby

^ Problem testing certain Thread methods with Test::Unit
282585 [djberg96 gma] Ruby 1.8.6
282596 [mental rydia] t = Thread.new { sleep }
282630 [djberg96 gma] That works nicely, thank you.
283154 [mental rydia] I'm not aware of a portable way to do that offhand, although there was
283235 [mental rydia] Absent a more portable way, fork should work.

^ REXML: parsing a string with unescaped ampersand entities
282587 [reiff public] REXML seems to SOMETIMES choke on parsing ampersands within entities,
282593 [hutch recurs] [ snip]

^ fastercsv error
282589 [junkone1 gma] When i try to parse this file, i get a error.
282601 [james graypr] Can you show the error please?
282607 [junkone1 gma] when i try to print the row, it returns nil. pl see below. it means
282612 [james graypr] The "nil" returned is the return value of your puts() call, shown by

^ Ruby Nuby Question
282592 [nigamax gmai] I am just learning Ruby, via several resources (online: Why's,
+ 282657 [m_goldberg a] Nothing is really special about "BYE!". Because you don't ask for
+ 282691 [w_a_x_man ya] bye_replies = [

^ Question about iterators and reading a file
282594 [jhandler sho] I'm trying to write a loop to read in a file with the following
282598 [adam.shelly ] That's the cool thing about 'each'  - you don't have to do anything
282629 [jhandler sho] I wasn't clear about this... my problem is that I want to do something
282634 [adam.shelly ] I see - i misunderstood your question.
282640 [jhandler sho] Yay! That was it.

^ Re: REXML: parsing a string with unescaped ampersand entitie
282597 [reiff public] You're of course right. Both are illegal.
282600 [reiff public] cgi.params.to_s

^ at_exit() Inherited Across fork()
282603 [james graypr] I'm not saying this is wrong, just clarifying what I am seeing.  Is it
+ 282608 [adam.boz gma] Makes sense to me.
+ 282653 [matz ruby-la] Yes.  Is it a problem?
| 282661 [james graypr] Not really.  I think I understand why it is.
+ 282654 [ara.t.howard] fork do
  282663 [james graypr] This is pretty much how we solved it.  We used exit!() in the fork()ed
  + 282666 [ara.t.howard] you don't want to do that really - any at_exit handlers in the child
  + 282667 [vjoel path.b] I'd rather that ruby mirror the C API, and make it easy to add your own
    282670 [gwtmp01 mac.] My quick read of <http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009695399/
    282676 [vjoel path.b] What I meant to say was, I'd rather that ruby *continue* to mirror the C

^ [QUIZ] Word Loop (#149)
282605 [james graypr] 1.  Please do not post any solutions or spoiler discussion for this quiz until
+ 282615 [cvonkleist g] I read this quiz on the mailing list in GMail and I didn't get this
| 282625 [slarbi gmail] I wish I read read that before I wasted too much time staring at the
+ 282812 [kbloom gmail] =-=-=-=-=
  + 282814 [jamesbkoppel] #A loop is possible whenever there are two of the same lettter an even distance
  + 282937 [hramrach cen] I thought this one is too easy once you understand what it is about
    282979 [qbproger gma] /(.*?)(.)(.(?:..)+?)\2(.*)/i
    282981 [hramrach cen] Yes, makes sense. This group would not be used in the match result.
    283002 [kbloom gmail] They're not. They're not even necessarily context-free anymore (although

^ Re: Postfix to Infix (#148)
282606 [alex.shulgin] as no one have replied to this so far, I think I must express my

^ gem installation
282609 [davidkim05 g] sorry to bring this up, but i'm trying to install gems but am having

^ Re: Word Loop (#149)
282614 [phrogz mac.c] Maybe it's because it's a Friday afternoon, but I don't understand the
+ 282616 [olsonas gmai] I agree, I'm lost as well...
| + 282618 [cvonkleist g] I guarantee that if you paste the examples into an editor with a
| | 282623 [phrogz mac.c] I guarantee you're wrong, only because I *was* reading it with a fixed-
| + 282619 [jameskilton ] $ ruby word_loop.rb yummy
| | 282621 [jameskilton ] (Sorry for double post)
| + 282620 [konrad tyler] charset="utf-8"
|   282785 [ shot hot.pl] *Counter*-clockwise? Ah, right, you must be on the other hemisphere=E2=80=A6
|   + 282803 [rubytraining] I presume allowing multiple overlaps is valid (if not encouraged?).
|   | 282807 [james graypr] That's just awesome.  Great find!
|   | 282816 [s.korteling ] I tried Eric's code with the dutch artificial word
|   | 282834 [rubytraining] Yeah, that would be problematic.  If L is the number of characters,
|   + 282815 [konrad tyler] charset="utf-8"
+ 282622 [donald.ball ] Imagine your word as a string. You're trying to make a knot, just a fold
+ 282624 [phrogz mac.c] Ah, got it.
| 282628 [ymendel pobo] Very nice visual explanation.
+ 282626 [alex deletem] It took me a few monents too. The letters have to be arranged in a grid
| + 282632 [james graypr] Correct, and turns need to be clockwise.
| + 282672 [rubify softo] Hmm..
|   282674 [james graypr] I don't see how this works with 90 degree turns in a clockwise
|   + 282708 [rubify softo] M -> I -> S -> S
|   | 282713 [james graypr] Ah, I see it now.  Sorry.  The letters didn't line up for me correctly
|   | 282861 [yamess gmail] When I read it clockwise I see M I S S I S I I P P I
|   | + 282899 [james graypr] It wasn't aligned perfectly for me.  The | bar coming up from the S
|   | + 282902 [eric.duminil] Hard specs coming!
|   |   282908 [rubytraining] I'm not sure what you mean by "should".  My solution found six
|   |   282947 [eric.duminil] Impressive stuff!
|   |   283003 [phrogz mac.c] loopword "chinchilla"
|   |   283118 [alex.shulgin] OK, here is my solution to this extremly fun quiz! :)
|   |   283166 [alex.shulgin] Yeah, and I've finally found one which can form a loop with some empty
|   |   283194 [james graypr] $ ruby word_loop.rb Antidisestablishmentarianism
|   |   283203 [micathom gma] My second solution does this too if I may humbly add. And you can
|   + 282715 [micathom gma] I get 5 possible solutions for Mississippi. Some solutions could be
|     282716 [james graypr] The task is to draw one of the possible loops.
+ 282631 [james graypr] I apologize for all of the confusion.  I had trouble explaining this

^ Problem with Hash of Arrays
282633 [jdamon gmail] I am new to Ruby , but I consider this feature to be a bug.
282635 [sepp2k googl] What is happening is that you create a Hash whose default value is one Array.
282638 [bermonruf gm] In addition, to create different Arrays objects use a block...
282643 [jdamon gmail] Yes, but if you run this example and type "a" you get
+ 282644 [gwtmp01 mac.] You've mistyped something.  a will indeed be "{:first=>["test"]}"
+ 282645 [jdamon gmail] How do you suggest creating new Hash entries where by default I want
| 282662 [gwtmp01 mac.] A block provided to Hash.new is called every time there is miss
+ 282686 [sepp2k googl] This is not true.

^ FXRuby This application has requested the Runtime to termin
282636 [ernst tanaka] I am new to Ruby and even newer to RubyFX.

^ [OT] OLPC (was Re: Ruby on OLPC??)
282637 [steven lumos] Good news.  I see that they have given up the silly policy of only

^ Use of bind variables using OCI8
282641 [harnish_544 ] Hey Guys,
282647 [harnish_544 ] Thanks guys...

^ Completely dumb iterator question from a newbie
282648 [rsteckly wha] charset="us-ascii"
+ 282650 [me michaelbo] Ron,
+ 282651 [TimHunter nc] There's no magic about the word "message". It's just a variable name.

^ working with the registry
282652 [hawat.thufir] require 'win32/registry'
282660 [yermej gmail] The following is what I was able to figure out from the standard
283257 [hawat.thufir] each_value() {|subkey, type, data| ...}
283264 [phrogz mac.c] nickname = 'Gavin \'Phrogz\' Kistner'

^ print a method definition from irb?
282656 [seth.cousins] Is it possible to reflect the text of a dynamically generated method

^ [ANN] RegexpBench 0.5.0 Released
282669 [nyarly gmail] RegexpBench version 0.5.0 has been released!
282860 [ml e4net.com] Exactly how is this supposed to be used? Some docs would be really nice, as I can't seem to get it
282951 [nyarly gmail] There's a bug in the gemspec that prevented the app from being included.
282965 [ml e4net.com] cool thanks :)

^ [ANN] Free Online Ruby Course Starts Soon
282671 [satish.talim] The third batch of the free, online Ruby programming course starts on

^ ruby certification
282673 [martin angle] Dear friends,
+ 282681 [diegoslice g] I guess that answer depends on how you define acceptance. Like all
| 282682 [martin angle] Thank you jin for your valuable information. The information is very
+ 282695 [halostatue g] I fear that some people are pushing for such a stupid thing. And
| + 282696 [dangerwillro] Oh, come on.
| | + 282703 [ruby anthrop] Certificates, degrees, past jobs, and other things listed on a resume are
| | | + 282710 [ruby anthrop] Okay, I'll buy that. I will amend my comments in that I mean them to apply
| | | + 282762 [diegoslice g] I think a cert like any degree is a talking point. I have a B.S. in
| | |   282779 [halostatue g] Let me try to state this a different way. We recently had someone who
| | |   + 282887 [shortcutter ] But then again, you're probably also an *interviewing expert*.  There
| | |   | 282891 [ruby anthrop] ...which falls under places I probably don't want to work. If they can't be
| | |   | + 282894 [shortcutter ] Of course.
| | |   | + 283009 [znmeb cesmai] Well ... such "demand outstripping supply" tends to evaporate rapidly,
| | |   + 282927 [boss airblad] I think it depends what your goals are.  Are you primarily trying to
| | |   + 282942 [diegoslice g] The same could be said for *every* training program out there. For
| | |     282962 [caduceass gm] I don't know what Austin would say, but I think so.  I have every bit
| | |     282971 [halostatue g] That's a tough question, actually, because I'm trying to convince my
| | |     282994 [diegoslice g] I don't have a problem with the certificate designation because I
| | |     283011 [halostatue g] Ultimately, the problem is one of wishes and horses. It may differ in
| | |     + 283013 [diegoslice g] So far I am getting a lot and I am glad I am enrolled in the program.
| | |     + 283014 [perrin apoth] I tend to agree, to some extent at least.  I'm surprised, though, that
| | |       + 283025 [markonlinux ] OK, I'll bite ;-)
| | |       | + 283026 [peter semant] Well in this area at least it is possible to improve yourself, as a Perl
| | |       | | 283040 [halostatue g] Spot on.
| | |       | | 283533 [ruby anthrop] There's a lot of information on Wikipedia, but information isn't knowledge.
| | |       | + 283093 [ryand-ruby z] I've been trying to avoid this thread but this one pissed me off...
| | |       |   + 283142 [markonlinux ] That obviously wasn't the intention.
| | |       |   + 283280 [perrin apoth] That's a gross generalization -- such a sweeping generalization that it
| | |       |     283486 [martin angle] I need some details about just online exams. I will prepare by my own
| | |       + 283039 [halostatue g] Mostly because I avoid talking about CS degrees in general. :|
| | |       + 283051 [ruby anthrop] A CS degree does not say a whole lot, other than an ability to at least
| | + 282711 [halostatue g] A well-deserved bad rep. Certs prove nothing of value, and are in fact
| + 282707 [matt technor] As someone who narrowly dodged bankruptcy a few years ago, I can't always
| | 282712 [halostatue g] Which is one good reason to avoid certs. They cost a lot of money and
| | 282720 [dan zeraweb.] I find I can't resist jumping in here. :)
| | + 282725 [grabber gmai] First i'm new to ruby!
| | | 282754 [caduceass gm] ow
| | + 282746 [marick visib] for it on certification. <http://www.agilealliance.org/show/1796> The
| + 282709 [halostatue g] I challenge you to show that the sentence is ungrammatical, except for
| + 282886 [shortcutter ] Which one, the bit about greed?  If so: it always takes two to
+ 282700 [matz ruby-la] It's just started in Japan.  It's not yet "global" nor "accepted by
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