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^ missing file for http://raa.ruby-lang.org/list.rhtml?name=shell
73646 [culley fastm] The file listed for download here does not exist.

^ rexml warning in latest snapshot
73649 [feldt ce.cha] this is probably known already but in case it isn't
73652 [eban os.rim.] It's fixed in the CVS latest.

^ [REXML] ParseExtension
73653 [nobu.nokada ] I'm courious why REXML::ParseException inherits Exception
73698 [ser germane-] There is no particular reason.  I came from Java, and Exceptions are
74091 [nobu.nokada ] It seems tiresome to use.  I guess it'd be better to be a
74226 [ser germane-] Hm.  Ok.
74248 [nobu.nokada ] Raising with just message sends RuntimeError, not Exception.
74517 [ser germane-] This is all changed for the next release.  The parser now only ever

^ Samples of daliy use
73658 [dvoelkerts w] I found Ruby very interesting and I'll be glad if anyone could give some
+ 73659 [brian coolna] There's a fair amount of useful information available on the RubyGarden
| 73662 [dvoelkerts w] Thanks a lot, that was the stuff I'm looking for.
+ 73728 [john.carter ] Just completed this now. Boss wanted to track from defect number in

^ /BEGIN/ .. /END/  file reading
73663 [kh.wild wico] i know that it works,
+ 73674 [bob.news gmx] "Wild Karl-Heinz" <kh.wild@wicom.li> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
| 73677 [michael_s_ca] Did perl originate this idea?  I remember way back when in perl 4.0x
| + 73681 [guslist free] if (/BEGIN:VCARD/ =~ line) .. (/END:VCARD/ =~ line)
| | + 73685 [decoux moulo] You have found : when ruby is in a condition (if, unless, while, ...) it
| | | 73699 [guslist free] What is the life span of the flip-flop "object" (is it an object?)
| | | + 73748 [decoux moulo] Yes, it use internally a local variable to remember the state
| | | + 73750 [george.marro] Yes - in fact it's implemented internally using a hidden local
| | |   73770 [guslist free] Thanks, I learned a new feature of ruby. Always exiting.
| | + 73686 [bob.news gmx] "Guillaume Marcais" <guslist@free.fr> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
| |   73687 [bob.news gmx] I've to correct me.  It's not the brackets but the if as Guy Decoux said.
| + 73739 [xalapax yaho] Perl may have borrowed it from sed, which supports a two address form
|   73754 [bob.news gmx] <xalapax@yahoo.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag news:un0ghz8qw.fsf@yahoo.com...
|   + 73755 [botp delmont] sco.  (sorry, cant resist :-)
|   + 74364 [warren freed] dear devels
|     74365 [botp delmont] relax.. Nobu is working on that :-)
+ 73678 [sroberts uni] It will decode a file into an array of vcards, and deal with things like

^ update Var if Var==nil
73664 [dwerder gmx.] kindergarden=0 if kindergarden<0
73667 [mike.woodhou] Would
+ 73668 [dwerder gmx.] Yes, it does :)
| + 73670 [batsman.geo ] It does
| + 73702 [mwilson13 co] But could you tell me where I can read more about this operator?
+ 73672 [michael_s_ca] if you're using the subject as his question, yes, but if you're using
| 73673 [dwerder gmx.] You're right.
| 73676 [michael_s_ca] Well, yeah; that was my point.  =)  His subject asked (or at least
+ 73675 [bob.news gmx] "Woodhouse, Mike (ANTS)" <mike.woodhouse@ants.co.uk> schrieb im

^ Multiline comments?
73680 [christoph.ta] I'm new to Ruby and I'm wondering that there is no possibility to write
+ 73682 [djberge qwes] You can use =begin and =end.
+ 73683 [hal9000 hype] The nearest you can come is =begin and =end.
| 73688 [nobu.nokada ] The first reason is the notation.  At least, (* *) and /* */
| + 73689 [wjl icecaver] Not to say that /* ... */ matches Ruby's syntax very well, but it doesn't
| | 73737 [nobu.nokada ] Yes, it certainly doesn't conflict, but might cause confusion.
| | 73775 [wjl icecaver] That's not much worse than what you'd get if you did that in C or C++, but
| | 73961 [nobu.nokada ] Well, it would not be worst, at least.
| | 73990 [wjl icecaver] So it is... actually, I didn't know you could do that!
| + 73690 [erik solidco] I would prefer a '#' instead of '*' to emphasize its reliation to the
| + 73691 [hal9000 hype] I think I would use something based on #, but
| | 73743 [nobu.nokada ] (snip other examples)
| | + 73746 [dooby d10.ka] According to scripture, this form is called
| | + 73783 [hal9000 hype] True, but I think in reality this is rare. I think
| |   73802 [0bz63fz3m1qt] For normal comments a space is after the #.
| |   73805 [hal9000 hype] Both excellent points.
| + 73768 [weitzhof in.] At first thought I couldn't think of anything that would conflict with
|   73960 [nobu.nokada ] This does not conflict with anything now.
+ 73684 [guslist free] def dnl(*args); nil end
| 73692 [hal9000 hype] <<EOF
| + 73693 [dave pragpro] Or, for the Python fans, Ruby supports
| | + 73694 [guslist free] /* Which is often what
| | | + 73695 [michael_s_ca] doesn't?  The emacs ruby-mode I'm using does certainly have a
| | | | 73703 [guslist free] Sorry, my fault. It does. I got a little lazy on that one. I didn't see
| | | + 73696 [hal9000 hype] I typically use vim. When I comment a line,
| | | | + 73700 [dave pragpro] Vim users are famous for having reduced expectations  :)
| | | | | 73708 [pit capitain] Go to beginning of first line
| | | | + 73745 [spoon dellah] The 'formatoptions' option deals with this.
| | | + 73711 [ jimm io.com] Yes, it does. Set point and mark, then use C-c (comment-region). Use C-u
| | + 73709 [vjoel PATH.B] puts; %{ this is a comment }; puts
| + 73718 [dooby d10.ka] I used to use this until I saw another post which
| | 73726 [hal9000 hype] Good point... but there's always
| | 73744 [dooby d10.ka] Thanks, Hal.  I needed that 'wake-up'.
| + 73751 [bob.news gmx] "Hal E. Fulton" <hal9000@hypermetrics.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
+ 73725 [ jupp gmx.de] Saluton!
+ 73800 [sdmitry lrn.] Here is a little benchmark for comments that were discussed here,
  + 73811 [batsman.geo ] The benchmark doesn't take into account the speed hit during compilation
  | 73832 [botp delmont] neat. never thought about that too..
  | + 73835 [denshimeiru-] CVS IIRC. Except <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< ... >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> is invalid.
  | + 74052 [nobu.nokada ] Once I thought like them.
  |   74054 [dooby d10.ka] Hope these will be nestable ;)
  |   + 74055 [botp delmont] I like the first 2 since few chars.
  |   | + 74056 [dooby d10.ka] Nooo, typists nightmare ...
  |   | | 74058 [botp delmont] yes, ur right. Unfortunately, most key chars are shifted. These are the
  |   | + 74063 [nobu.nokada ] It can conflict.
  |   |   74147 [botp delmont] I can live w it, too (I'm a C fan :-)
  |   + 74062 [nobu.nokada ] (snipped many matz's faces /:|)
  + 73837 [bob.news gmx] This is a multi-part message in MIME format.

^ plastic scrap
73706 [chenxuesong ] To whom it may concern,

^ Ruby Weekly and Wiki rdf feeds?
73707 [chrismo clab] * Ruby Weekly News http://www.rubygarden.com//rdf/cached/rurl.rdf (0.9)

^ Web Hosts That Support mod_ruby and eRuby?
73710 [al3x al3x.ne] What web hosts do you know of that are Ruby-friendly, and have the

^ Tk methods return value
73712 [tran55555 ya] I am starting learning Ruby/Tk ( may-be later write a tutorial ).
73733 [nagai ai.kyu] Now I'm working on Ruby/Tk for Ruby-1.8.
73736 [tran55555 ya] Cool. That makes more sense to me.

^ Suggestion for FAQ: Reporting RAA issues (Was: missing...)
73713 [ jupp gmx.de] Saluton!
73833 [nahi keynaut] Saluton!

^ popen, rsh, and File::NONBLOCK
73716 [ahoward fsl.] rubyists-
73730 [nobu.nokada ] io/wait in rough provides IO#ready?.
73734 [ahoward fsl.] very cool - these will be in 1.8?

^ TCPServer not working
73721 [calvin8 t-on] port = 57624
+ 73731 [nobu.nokada ] What time version are you using?
+ 73753 [bob.news gmx] "Andi Scharfstein" <calvin8@t-online.de> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
  73757 [calvin8 t-on] I apologize, it was indeed a firewall problem, albeit a non-obvious

^ Ruby Weekly News
73722 [Dave Pragmat] Ruby Weekly News: 06/16/2003

^ /^attr(?:_reader|_writer)*$/ - possible RCR?
73723 [ahoward fsl.] does anyone else think that having attr_* keep track of the attributes might
73724 [vjoel PATH.B] Could you use #instance_variables for this, or do you need to
73727 [ahoward fsl.] exactly - though perhaps not in my example.
73752 [bob.news gmx] "ahoward" <ahoward@fsl.noaa.gov> schrieb im Newsbeitrag

^ Extracting columns from Array withSubstitution problem
73735 [qubert austi] I have a little hurdle to jump on this code.
+ 73740 [ahoward fsl.] * reverse the args to '=~'
+ 73741 [vjoel PATH.B] You can leave out the first "label = ..." line, because the second one

^ File.expand_path with files beginnig with ~ (tilde) on Windoze
73756 [grzegorz pit] File.expand_path("~$some_m$word_tmp_file", ".")
+ 73760 [bob.news gmx] "Grzegorz Chrupala" <grzegorz@pithekos.net> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
| 73790 [grzegorz pit] irb(main):004:0> File.expand_path("~grzegorz")
| 73841 [J.Hawkeswort] I've allways understood the ~ feature in some unix shells as being a
| 73854 [grzegorz pit] I think I didn't make myself sufficiently clear. On Unix, we get the
| 74061 [nobu.nokada ] I don't guess it is Windows specific issue.
| 74126 [grzegorz pit] On my Linux machine I get an error for  File.expand_path("~foo") when
+ 73764 [chrismo clab] irb(main):001:0> File.expand_path("~/temp")
| 73765 [decoux moulo] Can you try it without `/', i.e.
| 73771 [chrismo clab] irb(main):001:0> File.expand_path("~temp")
| 73776 [michael_s_ca] Remember that even under unix shells that support "~", "~temp" and
+ 73767 [michael_s_ca] That's a function of various unix shells, not unix itself.

^ [ANN] sql-serialize 0.0.4
73759 [spam deck.dk] I now have a somewhat stable version of my persistency library. I know

^ win32 Dir.open() misleading error
73761 [skywizard ti] This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
73762 [usa osb.att.] Thank you.

^ URL class; is this worth submitting to RAA?
73769 [pmak aaanime] Before Ruby, I did a lot of web application programming in Perl using
+ 73772 [bob.news gmx] Why not join it with another class that is already present in the RAA?
+ 73774 [0bz63fz3m1qt] Why not add it here, plus example-of-usage ?

^ [ANN] Sokoban
73773 [mutoh highwa] It's featuring Ruby/GnomeCanvas, Ruby/GConf.
73780 [B.Candler po] Or type 'ksokoban' if you have KDE installed (danger: don't do this if you
73814 [ jupp gmx.de] Saluton!
73815 [martindemell] It strikes me that an emacs ruby mode is woefully unambitious - y'all
73822 [paulNO SPAMa] I think you got that backwards.  Didn't you mean implement emacs in
73824 [hal9000 hype] If you know emacs, you'll know it could
73883 [ jupp gmx.de] Saluton!

^ editor / ide recommentation on Windows
73781 [itsme213 hot] What editor / ide would you recommend for serious Ruby work on
+ 73786 [0bz63fz3m1qt] Im working on an editor-widget (has a Ruby-backend).. Its in an early state
| 73789 [djberge qwes] Eclipse (http://www.eclipse.org) with the Ruby plugin
+ 73792 [chrismo clab] I use jEdit myself. I also run Ultra-Edit sometimes, but jEdit has some things (folding, mainly) that Ultra-Edit lacks. Only complaint is that jEdit is sluggish (being Java) at points, but on the whole works quite well.
| 73817 [stedak chart] I use Ultra-Edit also, but I haven't figured out how to use the debugger inside the environment or how to beautify the code.
+ 73803 [surrender_it] I'd add "practical ruby" to rde/rubywin, though it's not on RAA, try
+ 73812 [batsman.geo ] I am happy with vim and I guess there's a version for Windows too.
+ 73836 [mikkelfj-ant] The Scite editor comes with the Ruby installation and I quite like it. It
+ 73887 [jlarocco ucc] Vim is great.
+ 73949 [bjsp123 imap] vim is about as serious as you could want (as an editor; as an IDE
| 73953 [dwerder gmx.] How can for example the vi editor jump to the line where a ruby editor
| + 74004 [bob.news gmx] "Dominik Werder" <dwerder@gmx.net> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
| | 74007 [guido.de-mel] Before you invest in a book, if you take a look at
| + 74018 [bjsp123 imap] In plain vi, this is not easy, but in vim (the most commonly
+ 74032 [warren freed] try the windows edition of emacs :) it works for me and is pretty cool
  74035 [joey joeygib] I use Emacs and Vim for most of my work. I'm very hopeful on FreeRide, but
  74041 [mailinglists] Which is by definition impossible for Ruby, Python, PHP, Perl and
  74174 [nathaniel NO] Eclipse...
  + 74179 [kentda stud.] The dynamic nature is only part of the equation. AFAIK, the syntax of
  | 74185 [batsman.geo ] Markus Denker held yesterday a talk at Euruko03 on Squeak's
  + 74184 [mailinglists] First there is a significant difference between Ruby and

^ text templating packages
73782 [ahoward fsl.] rubyists-
73995 [tnakajima br] I think 'misen' is what you want.

^ [RCR] Array#push(empty array expanded) => no exception
73787 [0bz63fz3m1qt] This strange behavier really surprised me..
+ 73791 [ahoward fsl.] and what would it do?  create a stack frame, and then return?  to call a
+ 73793 [djberge qwes] Already fixed in (later) versions of 1.8
  + 73797 [0bz63fz3m1qt] I have no religion and im not religious, i am an agressive ateist.
  | 73799 [hal9000 hype] On that we can all agree...
  | + 73801 [ahoward fsl.] guess i eat my words - not the first time...
  | | 73804 [hal9000 hype] If you think about it, it makes sense.
  | | 73808 [ahoward fsl.] mostly.
  | | 73819 [hal9000 hype] fail
  | + 73813 [batsman.geo ] => :God
  |   73816 [0bz63fz3m1qt] I believe in a paradise where opinions matters, where things isn't static,
  + 73899 [mwilson13 co] In general I think this kind of behavior is good. I like a method to
  + 74170 [0bz63fz3m1qt] I just installed the Ruby-1.8.0-preview3 and it really rocks ;-)

^ WEBrick as a testing tool?
73788 [hal9000 hype] I'm curious about this.

^ ##$15,500 to over $650,000 in FREE Grant Money<<<< omhomhcdt q g
73796 [GovtGrants21] This is a multi-part message in MIME format.

^ TERM via Net::Telnet
73798 [gfb tonesoft] This is a multi-part message in MIME format.

^ [ANN] Ruby Babysteps Tutorial #1 online
73806 [brian coolna] I've been working on notes for a "Baby steps" tutorial.  It is a very
+ 73826 [bobx linuxma] Very clean and simple! Keep going!
+ 73827 [bobx linuxma] Very clean and simple! Keep going!
| 73839 [botp delmont] your page is cool (really). I think I may try WebMake too :-)
+ 73879 [joegw hal-pc] I've been working on notes for a "Baby steps" tutorial.  It

^ Goals!
73807 [mail myrepla] Check out this incredible service that offers you the goals from the best teams in the world!

^ PragProg installer for 1.8 & absent documentation
73818 [surrender_it] I just discovered that documentation for the "standard library" in the

^ European Ruby Conference
73821 [hal9000 hype] I don't think I've mentioned this before, but I
+ 73823 [0bz63fz3m1qt] Sorry.. I would like to go .. but I cannot afford it.
| 73834 [mikkelfj-ant] I'm also a bit embarrassed not participating in the European conference, but
+ 73829 [feldt ce.cha] Sorry I won't make it; my wife's setting up a play on an island in the
+ 73986 [Stephan.Kaem] .... sounds like a fixed plan.
+ 73989 [kero chello.] I'm coming, even bringing a colleague/friend with me :)

^ PATCH: Windows I/O Redirection Code
73825 [sean REMOVEM] I banged my head for a long time trying to figure out a better way to deal

^ Stability of Marshaling format
73831 [feldt ce.cha] I've been working on a new networked application in Ruby that heavily uses
+ 73838 [hal9000 hype] My impression is that it's not stable across
| 73866 [martindemell] Would including readers for older marshal formats somewhere in the
| 73868 [mwilson13 co] Or better yet (perhaps), an "on-the-fly" converter of older formats to
| 73874 [martindemell] I'm unconvinced this is better - we don't want to encourage data to hang
| + 73876 [rasputin ido] Is there currently a 'format version' field recorded with the
| | 73882 [feldt ce.cha] As this indicates
| | 73914 [spam deck.dk] MOD PARENT UP +5 nformative
| + 73888 [mwilson13 co] How about a callable method that will read from the old format, when
+ 73907 [matz ruby-la] The format last changed on Sep. 2 2002.  I have no specific plan to
  73930 [feldt ce.cha] Great, exactly what I wanted to hear.

^ ICFP Programming Contest
73840 [mneumann nte] Takes place from Saturday, June 28 to Monday, June 30.
+ 73845 [0bz63fz3m1qt] With some Test-First development + SDL, I think *any* game could be
+ 73863 [ptkwt shell1] Wow, has it actually been a year since the last one?
+ 73872 [pit capitain] In theory, yes, but in practice, I fear I won't have enough time to
  73925 [mneumann nte] Regards,
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