42931-43307

42701-43905 subjects 43147-43642

^ Parrot presentation notes
42931 [james rubyxm] I went to hear Dan Sugalski give a presentation on Parrot internals to the
43304 [dan sidhe.or] They're now online, at http://dev.perl.org/talks/ParrotInDetail2.pdf.
43306 [djberge qwes] That link does not appear to work Dan. (file not found)
43307 [dan sidhe.or] D'oh! http://parrotcode.org/talks/ParrotInDetail2.pdf.

^ What do you think of this idiom?
42932 [hal9000 hype] I was writing a little script which prompted
+ 42940 [dblack candl] I think it isn't doing what you think :-)
| + 42948 [decoux moulo] there is a stupid way to write it, without rescue
| | 42957 [hal9000 hype] More and more interesting. I'd never have
| + 42955 [hal9000 hype] Right! Hadn't noticed that. That's why I post
+ 42943 [spectra debi] I like it, but it's not going to work. File.stat needs the the directory to
  42956 [hal9000 hype] to

^ Vim syntax file maintenance
42933 [djkea2 mugca] I've just taken over maintenance of the ruby syntax file for vim.
+ 42934 [ned bike-nom] if line !~ / \Z/ || eof?
+ 42935 [hal9000 hype] Where can the latest one be found?
  42936 [djkea2 mugca] The latest is still the distributed version :-). I'll start on it in the
  42937 [hal9000 hype] Hmm, well, I downloaded a gvim that seems to act
  42938 [ned bike-nom] Look at the top of the syntax/ruby.vim file (probably in a shared
  42951 [mike stok.co] For the patches look at http://www.eng.cse.dmu.ac.uk/~hgs/ruby/ under

^ [ANN] rpkg-0.3.pre4 and precompiled packages
42950 [list NOSPAMc] rpkg-0.3.pre4 can be downloaded from http://www.allruby.com/rpkg.

^ Re:Application(.TXT resume attached)
42954 [pkundu vsnl.] Prosenjit Kundu

^ Thanks for your advicesRE: parser for LISP
42962 [mxiao ee.ual] Thanks for your advices.

^ Vim syntax file - new location
42963 [djkea2 mugca] This is really just a changeover release. However, it does include a fix
+ 42964 [ned bike-nom] Are you going to add Hugh Sasse's folding changes? There are quite a
| 42965 [djkea2 mugca] Yes, check back tomorrow. It's on the TODO list, which is already at
+ 42966 [tobiasreif p] Please also list it here

^ rapt update failure
42968 [ruby-lists w] so I tried to get rpkg working. I made the setup and installed it. But
42969 [list chromat] Well, most likely it is some stupid bug I managed to put in. :-)
42970 [ruby-lists w] It does exist but has a size of 0.
42971 [list chromat] Everything looks ok.  I'm sending you offlist a new version that

^ CGI Authentication
42972 [spectra debi] I am designing a website using just ruby (mod_ruby) and apache. Does anybody

^ [ANN] rpkg-0.3.4pre4 (fixes)
42974 [list NOSPAMc] With the help of Urban Hafner I've settled a couple of arguments rpkg

^ contact publish
42979 [lidh2008 up.] On Collecting Badges of Mao ZedongĄ¯s Portrait

^ Ruby Weekly News
42980 [Dave Pragmat] Ruby Weekly News: 06/24/2002

^ No exceptions from String#to_i
42982 [hal9000 hype] I've been bitten by this before... maybe
42983 [decoux moulo] use #Integer if you want an error
+ 42984 [hal9000 hype] Ah, thank you, I remember that now.
| 42985 [decoux moulo] Well, you can write
+ 42986 [tsiivola cc.] More whys and wherefore's...
  + 42987 [decoux moulo] nil.to_i is defined
  | + 42991 [tsiivola cc.] Thank you for the explanation of the mechanism. I am also wondering on the
  | | 42994 [decoux moulo] Look at [ruby-talk:1007]
  | + 43000 [flori neopol] Float(nil) => 0.0
  + 43003 [matz ruby-la] Something that isn't naturally convertable to an integer causes
    43006 [pbrannan atd] Unfortunately, it's not possible to do this with user-defined data
    + 43014 [tsiivola cc.] Agreed. Could functional style call to_ary, to_int, to_str and to_flt
    | + 43015 [Ephaeton gmx] Couldn't we get type-bound generic functions instead of message passing style calls ?
    | + 43026 [matz ruby-la] It seems a good idea.  Let me think about it.
    |   43028 [tsiivola cc.] Done.
    |   43035 [matz ruby-la] I don't think it's needed.  It slows down the performance.
    + 43027 [matz ruby-la] How about Array(), Integer(), String() use to_ary, to_int, to_str
      43029 [tsiivola cc.] Sounds decent, but isn't NaN technically a float? Also, since code that
      43036 [matz ruby-la] Good point.  Hmm...

^ NAO PERCA !!!!  SO ESTA SEMANA !
42988 [SEU EMAIL.CO] <html>

^ Embedded Ruby?
42989 [Steve.Merric] I start a new job shortly, and I have to maintain an 8051-based
+ 42992 [hal9000 hype] eruby is probably useless to you in this context.
+ 43001 [ned bike-nom] Ruby is a heavy user of RAM. It's unlikely that it would be a good
| 43018 [llothar web.] Try to use eiffel. Small footprint, easy to program and learn and very
+ 43021 [ptkwt shell1] Hmmm.... unless somebody has built a very stripped down version of Ruby or

^ Ruby and dot
42990 [W.L.Kleb lar] Is there an "official" Ruby/dot package?  I can't find it in the RAA
+ 42993 [hal9000 hype] You might look at the internals of rdoc... it uses
+ 42995 [list NOSPAMc] Look in the RAA for graphr by Robert Feldt, or <plug>if you have rapt
+ 42996 [flifson cs.u] Hey,
| 43002 [W.L.Kleb lar] That's the crux of my question...
+ 43005 [tobiasreif p] What exactly are you looking for?
  43010 [W.L.Kleb lar] GraphR is probably it...
  + 43011 [chris.morris] FYI, it doesn't look like graphr is the same as dot.rb in rdoc. I think Dave
  | 43023 [Dave Pragmat] I didn't write it - it was contributed (as was the initial integration
  + 43017 [tobiasreif p] It depends on what you're doing, but in some cases it's definitely
  + 43056 [horst hduche] "Bil Kleb" <W.L.Kleb@larc.nasa.gov> schrieb im Newsbeitrag news:3D1780EB.41CF4C20@LaRC.NASA.Gov...
    43060 [camin cip.rz] for drawing/manipulating/plotting  graph/images/diagram there is some

^ Simple newbie file question
42997 [briqueabraqu] How can I get a list of the files in a directory in Ruby?
42998 [djberge qwes] # iteratively

^ Ruby for Windows/CE coming soon?
42999 [ned bike-nom] I just got this response from Rainer Keuchel, who ported Perl and Vim

^ ruby-dev summary #17442-17540
43016 [maki rubycol] This is a summary of ruby-dev ML in these days.
43019 [nobu.nokada ] At last, ``, '' and "" behaviors have changed to allow __END__

^ Q: download html file and parse it
43024 [kwatch lycos] I want to do ...
43025 [pmak animegl] Search for "Net::HTTP" in that page (it's about halfway down).
+ 43057 [ADATE kc.rr.] I had to modify the html-parser a little to get it to work.
+ 43061 [ahumphreys D] I suggest Ned Konz's html parser, available from RAA. It can return a

^ FXTable
43031 [Radek Hnilic] As a novice, I'm playing with FXRuby.  I want display some data from

^ rm -rf
43032 [W.L.Kleb lar] How do I do the equivalent of a Unix `rm -rf directory` command?
43034 [paul floorba] I'm curious, rm -rf will just as well work for a GNU/Linux box, so I guess
43037 [W.L.Kleb lar] Right, for some reason I'm against using system or back ticks today.
+ 43038 [nobu.nokada ] dirs = []
| 43069 [paul floorba] It is kind of weird that there is a Dir.delete method that throws an
| 43072 [nobu.nokada ] The code will try to remove all files other than directory
+ 43084 [maki rubycol] How about FileUtiles.rm_rf in fileutils.rb?

^ ruby-gtk reliability, usage on win32
43033 [kgergely mla] I'm just wondering how stable ruby/gtk is.
43043 [jeremy chaos] <Pine.LNX.4.21.0206251551460.11209-100000@mlabdial.hit.bme.hu>,

^ ruby cookbook
43040 [ruby-talk je] Any update on the availability of the site? I miss it a lot.
+ 43041 [W.L.Kleb lar] Me too... as one can probably tell from my lame posts lately. ;)
+ 43042 [ruby-talk je] Another thing, if the main problem for the downtime is because of cost
| 43044 [khaines enig] If cost for the site is the issue, whomever manages this site, drop me an
+ 43062 [ptkwt shell1] offering to help, but never heard back...

^ Two properties with the same name
43045 [briqueabraqu] I'm using Ruby with WIN32OLE. I've created an OLE object that has a
43046 [ruby-talk je] This calls the #type method inherited from Object. If you want to
+ 43058 [david.naseby] WIN32OLE uses method_missing trick to dispatch to OLE properties. To
+ 43059 [nobu.nokada ] Object#type is old name for Object#class, and you can undefine

^ Andy Roonie meets Perl vs. Ruby... (I couldn't resist)
43047 [sean chitten] <andy_roonie>
+ 43048 [james rubyxm] <andy_roonie snip='true' />
| + 43050 [hal9000 hype] That's great news. Who's working on the
| + 43051 [sean chitten] heh.  I associate no longer using Perl with having ones back popped
| + 43052 [pate eylerfa] There's also a forth interpreter and a few toy languages ... Perl5/6,
|   43063 [ontologist_2] Dwarves on Giant's shoulders
|   + 43065 [james rubyxm] Good way to begin a message.  Lets everyone know to expect a well-reasoned,
|   + 43067 [r2d2 acc.umu] Interesting and important questions. I think because of practicality.
|     43091 [avi beta4.co] I've been using Squeak in production for the last six months; for
+ 43049 [tobiasreif p] Flame wars are even lamer.

^ Unsubscribe
43053 [bbenthul ppa] I am trying to get unsubscribed from the list, but cannot because my email
43055 [erikbra ifi.] LOL...

^ [ANN]RDE0.9.6.0 released
43054 [QZS01353 nif] RDE 0.9.6.0. released.
+ 43082 [STUCKNER MUL] I would really like to use RDE but I am having some issues with it right off
| 43097 [QZS01353 nif] Maybe you use cygwin's ruby binary. this reason is the return code of it.
| 43098 [STUCKNER MUL] This works perfect for cygwin!
+ 43111 [pierre.baill] Could it be possible to get some linux version of this nice thing ? I've
  43112 [whizkid xnet] I've

^ Question about OleLoadPicturePath via Win32API
43064 [mdavis sevai] Has anyone gotten OleLoadPicturePath to work using Win32API?  I have

^ Re: download html file and parse it
43066 [phasis korne] I like PHP's "URL fopen wrapper" feature.

^ win32ole - VARIANT creation question
43068 [hynek.rostin] <%@ ENABLESESSIONSTATE=FALSE LANGUAGE=PerlScript %>
43199 [masaki.suket] No, but Win32OLE has WIN32OLE#_invoke method.

^ []<<
43070 [transami tra] (note that the comments are intended)
+ 43071 [jim freeze.o] Well, you are returning a pointer to the object.
+ 43073 [kentda stud.] Keep in mind that the first part just returns an object. Once you have a
| 43110 [transami tra] then i have to ask: why do we have []=? taking a consistant analogous
| + 43115 [decoux moulo] Some objects are special because they act *like* a container where you can
| + 43134 [kentda stud.] This is because variables aren't objects and thus a plain = is a
+ 43114 [ruby-talk je] Of course it is valid, I would be surprised if it is not valid. In the

^ Andy Roonie is perhaps excessively optimistic
43074 [bjsp123 yaho] OK, you trolled me :)
43083 [lyle users.s] Andy Rooney is a commentator who appears on "60 Minutes", a television
+ 43096 [sean chitten] Just to set the record strait, Apache 2 using the threaded MPM isn't
+ 43145 [cjh_nospam m] Ruby, then, has reached its Rubicon, <http://www.ibiscom.com/caesar.htm>
  43146 [matz ruby-la] They will not be ignored.  But ony History knows the future.
  43153 [bjsp123 yaho] ...and only Prophecy knows the past.
  + 43163 [matz ruby-la] You can tell me what you like to see in the future, although I cannot
  + 43194 [frankm bayar] Java programmers will tell you that converting Unicode to a native
    + 43197 [bjsp123 yaho] just
    + 43269 [cjs cynic.ne] Well, I'm a Java programmer, and I tend to disagree with that.

^ Trouble with embedded Ruby Interpreter for Windows Application
43075 [Stefan.Weil ] maybe a Ruby guru can give a solution to my problem?
43076 [decoux moulo] Have you tried to call FreeLibrary() with the values contained in

^ more annoying socket questions.
43077 [mark.firesto] Well guys, I solved my disconnect detection problem, at least for now, for
43078 [decoux moulo] Try to use IO::select if you want to know if you can read from a IO
43079 [mark.firesto] Sounds good.  The documentation on this is sketchy.  Any suggestions.
43080 [decoux moulo] You have an example in

^ Andy Roonie is perhaps excessively optimistic
43081 [ontologist_2] To begin with, I do not know who Andy Roonie is,
43116 [cjs cynic.ne] I think that you're deeply misguided right from the beginning about
+ 43119 [djberge qwes] As a Perl programmer who is gradually converting to Ruby, I've followed
+ 43133 [martine cs.w] This thread has gone horribly OT, and I suggest the first poster quoted

^ Ruby books -- Which one for a true beginner?
43085 [mvondung gmx] It's been about ten years since I spent any time programming, and even
+ 43087 [ned bike-nom] I steered my friend (who has programmed before, but only in non-OO
| 43088 [W.L.Kleb lar] I second that recommendation.  Chapter 2, "Ruby.new" (a mere 13 pages)
| 43089 [pate eylerfa] I have to agree ... Ruby.new did more for my understanding of programming
+ 43090 [ahumphr ZAPg] For a tutorial oriented book I would recomend
+ 43113 [tobiasreif p] Check

^ Thread.join exits with SIGUSR1 (SignalException)?
43086 [erik solidco] DRb.start_service 'druby://localhost:9000', Test.new

^ Palm Distro
43092 [lagi yasoo.c] This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
43093 [matz ruby-la] Unfortunately, Ruby highly depends on C model.  Palm does not have
43094 [ruby-talk je] I have some Palm programming experience. Depending on which compiler
43101 [harryo zip.c] I've found that pretty much every standard C library routine I wanted was
43103 [lagi yasoo.c] This is a multi-part message in MIME format.

^ Require from zip files - design and code review request
43095 [tsondergaard] I have some spare time coming up, and I want to finish a little module

^ Gvim interface to the ruby debugger?
43099 [jeff.gray in] I've been contemplating hacking together some sort of Gvim-based interface
+ 43100 [brailsmt yah] Sounds great!  You don't need to be a vim scripting expert, just use
| 43102 [austin halos] It would probably be better to make it in vim scripting rather than
| 43104 [brailsmt yah] Don't windows binaries have ruby support compiled in?  Its a shame if
| 43105 [austin halos] No. In my vim6.1 for Windows, it's -ruby, whereas it's +python/dyn,
+ 43106 [ned bike-nom] I've been thinking about this (for both Ruby and Perl). The main
  43135 [jeff.gray in] Yes, this was the biggest obstacle I saw when I first tried to
  + 43136 [jeff.gray in] Crap, I misread the if_ruby help as implying that there was a
  + 43137 [ned bike-nom] No, named pipes (a/k/a fifo). To run a debugger command (perhaps

^ index regex question
43107 [ADATE kc.rr.] Not sure how index function works with regex
+ 43108 [decoux moulo] ruby call #==, try
+ 43109 [matz ruby-la] Array#index uses "==" to compare, so the answer is "no".
  43117 [ADATE kc.rr.] Thanks, matz.

^ executable ruby without interpreter?
43118 [beyerlin mag] iam new on ruby, so dont blame me.
43120 [spectra debi] IIRC, there's a tool called rb2exe or ruby2exe. Use google to find it.

^ AW: executable ruby without interpreter?
43121 [mail marcbey] Rb2exe is a program for converting ruby scripts to executable
43126 [ruby-talk je] See

^ Re: help (ruby-talk ML)
43122 [bjsp123 yaho] I accept that Ruby's linguistic limitations are not a
43123 [Dave pragmat] Which raises a question.
43124 [robert.calco] Yes, I would gladly volunteer considerable effort to this end. I have
43125 [Dave pragmat] That's great. In fact, changes to the basic Ruby interpreter and
43127 [jlj cfdrc.co] At last year's RubyConf, in the sort-of "round-table" discussion at the end,
+ 43128 [Dave Pragmat] Threading is the big one. Then there's also the strange subprocess
| + 43132 [chris.morris] I'd certainly be for anything like this and would be willing to contribute
| + 43142 [hal9000 hype] be
|   + 43143 [Dave Pragmat] In the win32 subdirectory.
|   + 43157 [alwagner tca] There is more in the can than worms :-)  Windows users voted on it.
+ 43138 [matz ruby-la] Was I? ;-)
  43180 [tobiasreif p] Awesome :)
  + 43183 [austin halos] I'll gladly volunteer the use of HaloStatue.ca as a bug tracking for
  | 43186 [matz ruby-la] If there's a better bugtracking than jitterbug, I'd be glad to move.
  + 43185 [matz ruby-la] Remaining
    43187 [james rubyxm] Um, because it gives this?

^ Gimp
43129 [torsten.rueg] Moi,

^ RE: Windows Threading [was help]
43130 [curt hibbs.c] I am going to try to figure out the threading problem, out of necessity --

^ ruby/curses and osx
43131 [charlesb sum] I'm trying to get ruby/curses installed on an OS/x machine (MAC G4).
43144 [gehlker fast] On 6/27/02 11:35 AM, "Charles Blackburn"

^ Ruby timer or timed event handling?
43139 [Serg VisualN] Is there an accepted way of handling timed interval events? I'd like to
+ 43140 [lyle knology] I'll bet there's a better way, but what about creating a thread that sleeps
+ 43141 [lyle knology] I'll bet there's a better way, but what about creating a thread that sleeps
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