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^ Re: Ruby 1.9.0 and the debugger
323505 [rogerpack200] Ahh. For some reason I thought that since ruby-debug didn't work with

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^ Interpreter to work well with other programming languages
323511 [rubyisking c] What would be some good interpreters for the Ruby programming language?
323514 [shortcutter ] Your question is all too unclear.  Do you need an interpreter for Ruby

^ Re: Interpreter to work well with other programming language
323516 [rubyisking c] I need a Ruby Interpreter which works well with all other kinds of
+ 323518 [rubyisking c] Basically, I'm trying to completely program with other programmers
+ 323521 [shortcutter ] ,=20

^ Using YAML Files with comments
323517 [shevegen lin] Years ago when I started to use yaml files more heavily I also started

^ What does 'Monkey Patching' exactly Mean in Ruby?
323519 [yaserbuntu g] I would like to know the exact meaning of monkey patching in Ruby. To be
+ 323520 [robert.dober] I guess this is the critical point why the Wikipedia article says
+ 323522 [dblack rubyp] There's no exact meaning. Some people use it to mean re-opening core
| + 323525 [shortcutter ] I'd say "about two". :-)
| | 323530 [martindemell] Four at the least :)
| | + 323532 [james.britt ] Cool!  We can be a gang!
| | + 323582 [gsinclair gm] Based on the evidence before you, Martin, you can only conclude "Three
| |   323599 [yaserbuntu g] Thank you for your answers, everyone. They were really informative.
| + 323528 [james.britt ] Minority of at least two.
| + 323544 [gmane auxbus] David A. Black said...
|   323545 [dblack rubyp] class Array
|   323551 [gmane auxbus] David A. Black said...
+ 323523 [phlip2005 gm] In WikiPedia's world, all applications have code that executes for the end-user,
| 323813 [Usenet Googl] Ah, but that's the interesting part: how do you know that somebody
| + 323814 [phlip2005 gm] That's why it's not "elegantly patching with surgical precision".
| + 323832 [dblack rubyp] This message is in MIME format.  The first part should be readable text,
|   + 323838 [robert.dober] This indeed is a very sensible and elegant way to do things.
|   | 323842 [dblack rubyp] I'd be careful there. You're making a class-wide (all instances of
|   | 323857 [robert.dober] What??? Are you actually suggesting I should test my code ;)?
|   | + 323858 [mike.gold.44] This begs the question, Has someone made a 1.9 emulation library for
|   | | 323859 [robert.dober] Well I am leaning myself a little bit out of the window, but I have
|   | | 323862 [shevegen lin] As far as I am concerned both terms refer to the same, but the stupid
|   | + 323876 [dblack rubyp] It doesn't allow it to run with 1.8, though, at least not safely. This
|   |   323897 [robert.dober] Very important point, I guess we can conclude two things from this
|   |   323898 [dblack rubyp] Except....
|   + 323843 [micathom gma] str +=3D "1"
|   | 323844 [dblack rubyp] This message is in MIME format.  The first part should be readable text,
|   | + 323846 [micathom gma] This referred to the example of str += "foo". I was simply elaborating
|   | + 323847 [micathom gma] This referred to the example of str += "foo". I was simply elaborating
|   |   323850 [dblack rubyp] Right; I'm advocating being quite conservative about changing core
|   + 323893 [hramrach gma] T24gMDIvMDEvMjAwOSwgRGF2aWQgQS4gQmxhY2sgPGRibGFja0BydWJ5cGFsLmNvbT4gd3JvdGU6
|     323895 [dblack rubyp] That's the dilemma :-) And that's just a mild case; there's also the
|     323896 [phlip2005 gm] Then you should have written Array#collect_my_foo_objects_with_index, to avoid a
|     323899 [dblack rubyp] That's the tail wagging the dog, though. There's no pre-determined
+ 323524 [shortcutter ] <disclaimer>I am by no means authoritative for the subject.</disclaimer>
  323553 [davebass mus] I CAN HAZ LULZ!1!!11!

^ [ANN] freeVikings 0.7
323531 [severus post] New release of freeVikings, a puzzle/platform game written in Ruby is out.

^ Re: Building anagrams
323534 [justincollin] Just for fun/reference, this is what I came up with after reading your
323805 [kerny404 gma] version of the program.

^ database  access problem through cgi script
323535 [avr_1 yahoo.] I am trying to print a set of data from database with a CGI script. This
323566 [t_lawetta ya] When calling it on the console it is you (i.e. the user ID you are

323536 [symbolsofpow] ...

^ if you suffer of viruses every day
323539 [eltahelawimo] if you suffer of viruses every day go this url. download the best


^ Syntax error I don't understand
323541 [albertschlef] (I'm using Ruby 1.8.6.)
+ 323547 [iwasinnamukn] As I have learned, the parenthesis are optional for function arguments,
| + 323552 [albertschlef] No doubt. But could anybody describe this special case more accurately
| | + 323555 [shortcutter ] My approach is a different one - maybe you can use it, too: if I
| | | 323557 [albertschlef] I'm not a strict fellow. I don't mind putting extra parentheses.
| | | 323559 [dave pragpro] compare
| | | 323561 [albertschlef] Aha!
| | + 323610 [lojicdotcom ] I may use parentheses on function invocations more than most, but I
| + 323565 [b.candler po] a << (rand 3)
+ 323549 [davebass mus] Something I learned many years and several languages ago: "When in
  323562 [james graypr] Yeah, I pretty much agree.  Here are some good exceptions from myself

^ New to Ruby: copying arrays?
323542 [jcpark soulm] before (like 10 years ago), and I wanted to get back to programming as a
+ 323543 [stefano.croc] te
| + 323546 [jcpark soulm] Just experimented with it in irb.  Awesome!  Exactly what I was hoping
| | 323568 [ shot hot.pl] To extend on the above, what I would do would be to create a separate
| + 323550 [davebass mus] A clever compiler would optimise that to
| | 323554 [shortcutter ] That would be a broken compiler.
| + 323563 [james graypr] => "cat"
+ 323558 [overlord gmx] Cool.

^ Ruby gives some warning
323556 [albertschlef] (I'm using Ruby 1.8.6.)
323567 [justincollin] This does not happen in 1.8.7 or 1.9.1, so I assume they have found a
323584 [albertschlef] Justin, thanks for the info!

^ win32ole and releasing COM objects
323570 [farmsal yaho] I'm using win32ole to automate use of Microsoft Office Document Imaging
323571 [masaki.suket] Try WIN32OLE.ole_free or WIN32OLE#ole_free.
323575 [farmsal yaho] Thanks! That works great, just the sort of thing I was looking for.

^ how to declare model classes in Application.rb
323572 [vikasg aflat] I am new to ruby development.
323576 [ryand-ruby z] please ask these questions on the ruby on rails mailing list.

^ Few Questions on Ruby
323573 [anilbhat21 g] module Greeting
+ 323580 [mzilenas gma] 1)
| 323601 [caduceass gm] T24gTW9uLCBEZWMgMjksIDIwMDggYXQgMjozOSBBTSwgTWFyaXVzIN5pbOtuYXMgPG16aWxlbmFz
+ 323590 [shortcutter ] This looks suspiciously like homework or interview questions.  What is
  323591 [yaserbuntu g] your motivation for posting this seemingly unrelated list of questions /

^ use not equal(!=) operator as a Symbol.
323574 [jykim altiba] I try to use comparision operator as a symbol type.
+ 323577 [ryand-ruby z] there is no '!=' method, there is only '=='. you should send '==' and
| + 323579 [jykim altiba] charset=EUC-KR;
| | 323625 [ryand-ruby z] no. you're getting a syntax error because :!= is not a valid symbol,
| | 323628 [jykim altiba] This is still unavailable way on version 1.8.7.
| + 323592 [dblack rubyp] $ ruby19 -ve 'p 1.send("!=", 2)'
|   + 323624 [ryand-ruby z] => nil
|   + 323627 [jykim altiba] This is a really good news for me :)
+ 323578 [yaserbuntu g] AFAIK, != gets converted by Ruby when your program is read. For example, foo

^ unable to open Excel file
323581 [riya1236 yah] i am using below code for opening Excel application.
+ 323594 [Aldric Giaco] I recommend 'gem install spreadsheet' ... http://spreadsheet.rubyforge.org/
+ 323595 [david.mullet] You'll need to provide more details.
  323641 [riya1236 yah] What happens when you run this code?
  323643 [mo_mail ongh] Riya,
  323652 [riya1236 yah] Thanks every one
  323664 [mo_mail ongh] What was the problem though?

^ Options to generate small, kind of unique, human-readable tokens  (like "V0cM9tnV") ?
323583 [thibaut.barr] I'm pretty sure there is a number of options to achieve this, so I'm
+ 323593 [jamie.macey ] I've mostly just used a substring on SHA1 - hexdigest[8...16] is small
+ 323626 [ryand-ruby z] and can generate 55194924096 different very readable combinations. =20
+ 323629 [jmettraux op] I have this rufus-mnemo that turns integers into "user friendly" strings.
+ 323653 [davebass mus] Generate a suitable random (or otherwise) integer and express in base
  323802 [thibaut.barr] Hey guys,

^ rdoc viewer
323586 [albertschlef] I'm using 'ri' ('qri', actually) on the terminal.
323587 [radek.bulat ] Z2VtIHNlcnZlcgpvciBnZW5lcmF0ZSBodG1sIHZlcnNpb24gb2YgcmRvYyAodXN1YWxseSByYWtl

^ Problems about requiring gems
323588 [chanwoo.yoo ] work. Could I get any help?

^ [ANN] rack-cache 0.3.0
323589 [rtomayko gma] rack-cache 0.3.0 is now available. This release corrects some nasty

^ rexml system error on parse
323596 [p.drobushevi] Please, could any help me, I try parse xml files with
323600 [matt tidbits] Have you done that? I find the REXML people to be quite responsive. m.

^ rmagick error on install
323597 [anmolanand g] i have been trying to install rmagick but have been unsuccessful.People

^ [ANN] httpclient 2.1.3
323598 [nahi ctor.or] I posted httpclient/2.1.3.  This release includes performance

^ Include constants from one scope into another ( A::* )
323602 [axyd80 gmail] Something like "include A::*"?
+ 323604 [shortcutter ] robert@fussel ~
+ 323606 [luislavena g] module Foo
+ 323609 [axyd80 gmail] Thanks! :)

^ Bug In Ruby 1.8.6-26
323603 [jp0661 gmail] I'm currently coding a ruby/rails application on Windows Vista using
323605 [luislavena g] Can you provide more information about your environment?
323607 [jp0661 gmail] Rails version 2.2.2. Webrick development server. Windows Vista 32-bit.
323634 [luislavena g] al

^ (none)
323608 [harlan.kohll] unsuscribe=0A=0A=0A=0A

^ Creating a class for returing DB results
323612 [darin.ginthe] I'm a ruby noob.  I've managed to accomplish what I want to do in one
+ 323613 [b.candler po] You're close. Wrap the actual code which does the action in another
| 323614 [b.candler po] Of course, a real SELECT count(*) is likely only to return one value.
| 323615 [darin.ginthe] Thanks, guys.. this is a *HUGE* help...
+ 323658 [fox nscl.msu] And after your done.. see rails.  It's re-invented wheels are somewhat
  323673 [darin.ginthe] OK, A little more help...
  323694 [b.candler po] You need to use the keyword 'class' not 'Class'
  323742 [darin.ginthe] class Dbutil

^ Convert String object to Time
323616 [mmc_collins ] I have a time value coming in as a string from another program and I
323617 [Rob AgileCon] You want to look at Time.parse
323619 [dejan.dimic ] On Dec 29, 11:37=A0pm, Rob Biedenharn <R...@AgileConsultingLLC.com>
323632 [mmc_collins ] Thanks both of you! This was very helpful! -MC

^ Newbie Problem
323618 [sehlat berke] I'm trying to teach myself Ruby(and then rails) using Pragmatic's
+ 323620 [scott therei] You have to require 'song.rb' in your main.rb file. Near the top of your
| 323623 [sehlat berke] Thank you. The require statement doesn't get mentioned until about
| 323637 [overlord gmx] The example doesn't talk about separate files. That's why it doesn't
+ 323621 [iwasinnamukn] Have you require'd song.rb in you main.rb file?

^ rexml/document : one tag not closing
323630 [Aldric Giaco] Ruby 1.8.6 on Windows. The following code runs fine.. But I don't get
323646 [shortcutter ] This is because you did not add nested elements to DataSource.  My
323662 [Aldric Giaco] Understood! Thank you!

^ What you do when dealing with a huge number of conditions ?
323631 [nicholas.wie] ...
323633 [nicholas.wie] Damn, don't know what happened ... Is it because the mail is signed by
323635 [usenet singp] Do you want to output microformats, or parse them?
323651 [nicholas.wie] Output, as the file I linked very clearly does.
323663 [usenet singp] Well, in that case, there's no real need for a library at all...
323680 [nicholas.wie] Well, not really.

^ [ANN] mechanize 0.9.0 Released
323636 [aaron tender] mechanize version 0.9.0 has been released!

^ [ANN] racc 1.4.6 release
323639 [aaron tender] racc 1.4.6 has been released!
+ 323647 [ryand-ruby z] YAY!!
| 323679 [aaron tender] I'm not totally sure.  That is from Aoki's list of changes from between
| 323690 [phlip2005 gm] Can it lex JavaScript?
| 323695 [aaron tender] I'm glad you asked!  Of course it can!  For parsing JavaScript, I
| + 323701 [phlip2005 gm] Yay!
| + 323870 [martindemell] Ooh, nice! Bookmarked!
+ 323833 [djberg96 gma] Regards,
  323845 [aaron tender] Oops!  Should be fixed now.  Sorry about that.

^ [ANN] nokogiri 1.1.0 Released
323640 [aaron tender] nokogiri version 1.1.0 has been released!
+ 323683 [overlord gmx] Never heard about his before. Very interesting.
+ 323691 [phlip2005 gm] (Apologies if I missed this but) will it work with Ruby 1.9.1 rc1?
  323696 [aaron tender] Yes.  We support ruby 1.9.  If it breaks in 1.9, we consider it to be a

^ Why Ruby?
323644 [rubfor recit] I have never seen or heard of Ruby in a corporate context. The single
+ 323645 [tim burlyhos] Why Java?  Why Python?  Why Perl?  Why PHP?  Why _fill in the blank_?
+ 323648 [shortcutter ] If I type "why ruby" in my favorite search engine's form the first hit
+ 323654 [davebass mus] Not a very good case: Java rules.
| + 323655 [robert.dober] It is indeed the ignorance that rules today. This ignorance however is
| | 323660 [nicholas.wie] I disagree, I know a bit of how "pointy haired bosses" think (they =20
| | 323693 [robert.dober] Do you? I felt that you said pretty much the same. Ok I take your
| | 323698 [nicholas.wie] Ah, too bad, that's a citation from "Il pendolo di Focault", probably =20=
| | 324331 [wbsurfver gm] On Dec 30 2008, 2:30 pm, Nicholas Wieland <nicholas.wiel...@gmail.com>
| + 323670 [phlip2005 gm] If all the other companies just ... jumped off a cliff, would you?
+ 323661 [pikNOUseli w] It is very handy for making conversion and import scripts. I've been
| 323666 [rubfor recit] One of the reasons I favour Ruby is it isn't Java. Anything mainstream
| 323672 [phlip2005 gm] Ruby code is absurdly easy to write, test, and refactor. Java uses static
+ 323671 [phlip2005 gm] That's because difficult and bloated systems like VB or Java were invented to
| + 323685 [caduceass gm] Alright.  I have a small gripe about that concept.  I think I'm part
| + 323720 [steve REMOVE] Put yourself in the shoes of the company paying for the software. There
|   + 323736 [pbooth nocoi] These concerns are exactly the ones I was asked at the first two
|   + 323737 [b.candler po] That is: "nobody got fired for buying IBM"
|   + 323738 [robert.dober] Stephen, all I snipped away is very sensible stuff, however
+ 323681 [juan_zanos t] Languages affect the way you think about things and the way you are =20
+ 324174 [phlip2005 gm] The shame they could not test Java with Java is overwhelming.
| 324266 [rubfor recit] Thanks Phlip.
| 324913 [robert.dober] Why would Ruby misfit large structured projects (whatever mainstream
| 325014 [rubfor recit] I didn't mean to imply Java is stodgy and Ruby is fluid. It was just
| 325078 [robert.dober] Sorry Mike I must be on a different planet:(
| 325084 [phlip2005 gm] Someone famous - I suspect Abraham Lincoln - once said "If I had an hour to chop
| 325086 [robert.dober] Sure, but in the end all that counts will be the trees chopped down,
+ 324897 [pbooth nocoi] charset=US-ASCII;
| + 324899 [Rob AgileCon] I guess you HAVE to be a BigWig to play "gold" ;-)
| + 324924 [caduceass gm] I didn't copy thread material, because my thought is not directed at
|   324954 [perrin apoth] Actually, my take is that some people realized that there are some
+ 324915 [james.herdma] I use Ruby daily at my place of employ. The company I work for is a

^ Re: using ruby for config files
323649 [tech4me in.c] I am new to Ruby and this thread was one of the solution I was looking

^ [ANN] babelfish 0.0.1
323650 [ snk gna.org] babelfish : Ruby interface to Yahoo! BabelFish translation service
323665 [sumangurung ] wow.. this is great!!!
323702 [paqs140482 g] right, ver cool!

^ [ANN] Ruby 1.9.1 RC1 is released
323668 [yugui yugui.] Ruby 1.9.1 has been just released.
+ 323669 [yugui yugui.] Sorry,
| 323692 [overlord gmx] That's not Ruby. sub(/Ruby 1\.9\.1/, "Ruby 1.9.1 RC1")
+ 323674 [hramrach gma] Could you, please, provide a http location?
+ 323676 [gdonald gmai] Any reason why this is throttled to 2K/sec ?  At this rate the next
| + 323682 [denis haskin] Can it be published as a torrent?
| | 323684 [Aldric Giaco] Ooh ooh, I know, let's put it on a binary newsgroup..
| | 323689 [hramrach gma] Unlike binary newsgroups bittorrent is quite well designed bandwidth
| | 323804 [Aldric Giaco] I must admit I've never downloaded from bittorrent at 2.5Mb/sec before.
| + 323706 [phlip2005 gm] I got that beat. I am right now compiling it thru Windows Vista onto a 1 Gig
|   323721 [mo_mail ongh] Just wondering if there are Windows binaries yet.  Is this compiled on
|   323729 [yugui yugui.] arton build an installer package for windows. [ruby-list:45759]
|   323880 [botp delmont] # arton build an installer package for windows. [ruby-list:45759]
+ 323722 [tjnogueira o] Great!!!!