92656-93868 subjects 93086-94002

^ Closing FXDialogBox without user input?
92889 [bluesky stre] I would like to display a DialogBox as long as an external command is
92931 [vjoel PATH.B] It might be simpler than that. In examples/dialog.rb, change one method

^ Hash like JS Hash (code)
92897 [gavin refine] Although I may never use it, I thought I'd share the following
+ 92898 [sdate everes] ...
+ 92899 [austin halos] require 'ostruct'
+ 92902 [timsuth ihug] Are you familiar with the `Struct` class?
| + 92904 [cyclists nc.] Also the OpenStruct class. Check out ostruct.rb.
| | 92948 [claude reneg] How would you achieve the same accesses with rexml elements, to access
| | 93029 [gavin refine] Use the exact same code as I gave for the Hash object, but use the class
| + 93031 [gavin refine] Of course I'm not familiar with it, otherwise why would I have made such
+ 93017 [claude reneg] (second time I try to post... I did not see my post appear on the
  93030 [gavin refine] Use the exact same code as I gave for the Hash object, but use the

^ [ANN] win32-sound 0.1.0
92900 [djberg96 hot] I'm pleased to announce the release of win32-sound 0.1.0
92903 [cc1 cec.wust] Sounds good, speaking of sound I know linux sound has always been a bit
92911 [surrender_it] ruby/sdl works fine for this

^ passing RUBYLIB to fcgi processes
92905 [mmead goof.c] I have a package I'd like to include in the Ruby require search

^ method to WRAP text at _ # of characters?
92906 [ruby hitmedi] Made myself a li'l Ruby class for sending email.
+ 92907 [kapheine hyp] Try searching for "gsub \1 \n" in the comp.lang.ruby search bar at
+ 92908 [ruby-talk wh] # Wrapping strings for display
+ 92914 [gsinclair so] There's a wrap implementation in 'rough' (a CVS repository of

^ hyperlinking URLs (and emails?) in text
92910 [ruby hitmedi] class String
+ 92915 [discord mac.] This is a little bit more readable, while still being somewhat compact.
+ 92918 [kjana dm4lab] Do you like the following?  uri.rb is bundled with current stable releases.
+ 92926 [aamine lover] require 'uri'

^ YAML and quoted strings
92916 [childNOSPAM ] How can I store/load a quoted string using YAML? The problem is, YAML
+ 92922 [mike stok.co] It depends what you mean by a quoted string.  If you mean a string
| 92925 [childNOSPAM ] Yes, I know YAML can handle string containing quotes. But my YAML files
| 92927 [mike stok.co] Well, YAML is constrained to have some structure, and you could use a
+ 92928 [ruby-talk wh] Next release of Syck will distinguish between plain and quoted strings.
  92932 [childNOSPAM ] Glad to hear that.
  93705 [charleshixsn] It sounds a bit like a special case.  Perhaps the best approach would be

^ Ruby in Las Vegas?
92919 [dblack wobbl] I'm going to be in Las Vegas March 8-11 and, knowing that it's a

^ Ruby User-Group: England -- Southampton
92920 [thomas_adam1] Under "United Kingdom", that there was listed 'Southampton' as being an

^ ANN: RMagick 1.4.0 released
92923 [cyclists nc.] This is the first major upgrade to RMagick since last August. The big

^ rubyunit#assert_set_equal, any testunit replacement?
92929 [neoneye adsl] I am in the process of converting a testsuite from using Rubyunit, to now
92935 [neoneye adsl] Bommer... its defined in rubicon.

^ Matrix element assignment?
92930 [stuart.191 n] I have just completed a little first ruby job (oo wrapper lib for

^ problem with variables
92936 [dirk.einecke] I've a problem with variables.
+ 92938 [dblack wobbl] The variable name you want is $temp, not temp.  (Assuming you *really*
+ 92941 [sross connec] test = "#{$temp} World"
| 92959 [dirk.einecke] Thanks to all (Sean Ross, Osuka Adartse, John Andrews).
+ 92942 [rocioestrada] You're using a global var but here you're asignining a local var that is
+ 92951 [john_b_andre] test = "#{temp} World"

^ Re: Closing FXDialogBox without user input? - Thanks!
92937 [bluesky stre] Thank You! It is exactly what I wished for.  =o))
92939 [vjoel PATH.B] You're welcome!

^ ANN: EZExerb 0.9.0
92945 [rich lithino] Project name:  ezexerb

^ Using RACC with 1.8.1
92947 [cc1 cec.wust] Does anyone have a nice description of how to use Racc with the latest
92950 [aamine lover] You must get Racc 1.4.4 full package to generate a parser.
92952 [cc1 cec.wust] Ah that explains it, huh.  It would be nice if it mentioned that in the

^ Making Ruby Stricter
92949 [john_b_andre] To sell a Perl->Ruby transition in my company, I'd like to make

^ Hash#values_at
92953 [Ara.T.Howard] what is the rational behind this?
92954 [matz ruby-la] def values_at(*args)
92983 [ahoward fatt] ah.  also

^ Math.sqrt(-1) doesn't raise ArgumentError
92957 [neoneye adsl] irb(main):001:0> Math.sqrt(-1)
+ 92960 [matz ruby-la] Because sqrt is a float operation.
| 92962 [neoneye adsl] I want to do an assert_equal in rubicon, like this
| 92965 [neoneye adsl] Wrong thinking.. don't create an instance.
+ 93004 [ jupp gmx.de] Math.sqrt(-1) is Math.sqrt(-1.to_f) is Math.sqr(-1.0)

^ ri File
92958 [vjoel PATH.B] $ ri -T File
+ 92974 [Bil.Kleb NAS] FWIW, ruby 1.9.0 (2004-02-11) [i686-linux] works for me.
+ 93056 [vjoel PATH.B] Yeah, it was because I had duplicate ri files in

^ sprintf bug in 1.9.0?
92961 [discord mac.] I just compiled the latest release of Ruby 1.9.0, and I'm getting
92964 [nobu.nokada ] What's your platform?
+ 92966 [decoux moulo] moulon% ruby -ve 'puts sprintf("%08b",0),RUBY_VERSION'
| + 92973 [discord mac.] Hmmmm... I hadn't thought to check 1.8, but I had it hanging around,
| + 92975 [decoux moulo] Not really sure (the problem is on line 566 in sprintf.c)
+ 92972 [discord mac.] Guess I should have mentioned that :) Again, but with full

^ Building a unit test framework ==> from lisp to ruby
92963 [p_bossi_AGAI] On the way to learn ruby effectively, I have tried to develop the same

^ Gateway again [was Re: OT: Traits]
92967 [bob.news gmx] "Daniel Berger" <djberg96@hotmail.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
92968 [dblack wobbl] Yeah, according to Google I've posted 4 msgs in the past month.  In

^ `close': Bad file descriptor - filename (Errno::EBADF)
92971 [neoneye adsl] While upgrading rubicon from 1.6 to 1.8, I bumped into
92980 [matz ruby-la] It's a bug in rubicon.  Try test suites bundled with 1.8.1 or later.
92985 [neoneye adsl] [snip code]
92989 [neoneye adsl] Ok I have one last problem with Bad File Descriptor.
92999 [neoneye adsl] Solved.. It was a typo I had made, writing 'clone' where I meant 'close'.

^ "General Protection Fault " after third run of an external program
92976 [bluesky stre] execThis = "c:/WINNT/tar_dos.exe -cf " + $tarFileName + " " + $nameList

^ Re: Windows Logfile Archival Script
92979 [MoranCM nava] There's a zlib extension to Ruby?  I am unfamiliar with it.
92981 [MoranCM nava] I didn't use a batch file because I like Ruby more.  ;-)  Also, this is just
92982 [nobu.nokada ] At least, you wouldn't need to iterate for each files in ruby,
92993 [MoranCM nava] Oh, now this is good!  This is the kind of input for which I was looking.

^ A good way to do a book?
92986 [bobx linuxma] It would be great to get a "Ruby Live" book going. I like the idea of
+ 92988 [bob.news gmx] "Bob" <bobx@linuxmail.org> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
+ 92992 [Stephan.Kaem] As far as I read on that site, it's about $30 per book per year. If I
| 92995 [bobx linuxma] They are working out subscriptions. The initial $30 is for a first purchase.
+ 93003 [ jupp gmx.de] I don't know of an affordable PDF editor. Minimalistic HTML plus CSS?
  + 93007 [gavin refine] That would make good sense to me.
  | 93009 [guslist free] So does KDE directly from the print dialog.Or any un*x box with the
  + 93010 [shu rufuran.] So use TeX, who can really afford, or want to buy, stuff like InDesign
  | 93011 [harryo qiqso] Or, if you prefer to work at a slightly higher level, LaTeX.
  | 93077 [ jupp gmx.de] I don't think that the actual format is very important. What is
  + 93013 [jamesUNDERBA] OpenOffice will export to PDF.
  | 93016 [gsinclair so] IMHO the most sensible technology to use for a new collaborative Ruby book
  + 93103 [invalid see-] AFAIK, OpenOffice can export PDF.
  + 93177 [austin halos] OpenOffice.
    93179 [mccallister ] docbook is an option. Is *cough*xml*cough* but goes to pdf, html, or

^ German edition of comp.lang.ruby FAQ updated
92987 [ jupp gmx.de] Another update of the German edition of the FAQ for comp.lang.ruby.
92991 [ jupp gmx.de] Sorry for that dup. I was not sure wether the gateway is still

^ German edition of comp.lang.ruby FAQ updated
92990 [ jupp gmx.de] Another update of the German edition of the FAQ for comp.lang.ruby.

^ controlling external process' stdin/stdout AND getting its return value
92994 [ferenc engar] I want total control over an external process, i.e. handle its
92997 [ahoward fatt] it's tricky to manage stdout, stderr, _and_ exit status since with popen you
93008 [nobu.nokada ] $? will be set when the pipe is closed.

^ has /foo/../bah/ changed?
92996 [ronjeffries ] So on my old machine, this code seems to work differently from on the
93001 [guslist free] def procfile (input, output)
93014 [ronjeffries ] Thanks!
93025 [bob.news gmx] "Ronald E Jeffries" <ronjeffries@acm.org> schrieb im Newsbeitrag

^ Class::name
93005 [Ara.T.Howard] what is the history/future of this method?  is it a bad idea to override it?

^ tar of Phrogz Pickaxe (aka YAPV)
93006 [gavin refine] I haven't gotten to clean up the Index like I had wanted to, but I
+ 93045 [doodpants ma] (Sorry, couldn't resist) :-)
| + 93046 [gavin refine] Yeah, I probably should change that. Next release :)
| + 93076 [ jupp gmx.de] At about the same James Tiberius Kirk and his crew boldly went where
+ 93058 [news stud.nt] Great work.
| 93075 [gavin refine] For 1.5 weeks I was a converting machine, full of find/replace goodness.
+ 93085 [ser germane-] Suh-weet!

^ Snapshot Graphics Rendering
93012 [Killian2422 ] I would like to use Ruby to render a screenshot of a 3D environment.
93022 [  eg jnk.jnk] What about using OpenGL?
93051 [dhtapp cox.n] I've been fiddling with some of the same concerns as Killian.  At this
93098 [  eg jnk.jnk] "easy" is a always a matter of opinion, so I have a hard time answering
93154 [Killian2422 ] Thanks for your feedback. Which Ruby to OpenGL bindings would you

^ FXR-uby - SEL_CLOSE event
93015 [colotechpro ] When you click the kill button on the main window, it (the

^ Blocking Calls on Win32 Ruby
93018 [bret pettich] I am running into several problems with some Ruby code. It was written on a
+ 93050 [paul.rogers ] Bret - I had the same issues on Windows. I was trying to use the
+ 93081 [sdate everes] their
  93267 [bret pettich] Well, i am porting 18,000 lines of ruby originally written on the Mac so
  93409 [sdate everes] Whoa ! That is a lot of code ...not  sure if I can handle it ;-)
  93422 [bret pettich] I got the two kinds of ruby to run in parallel using drb to allow one to
  93428 [sdate everes] I bet it does ! And now it is instantly distributed too !

^ Frozen string problem, but I haven't frozen anything?
93020 [lcgeldenhuys] I am new to Ruby. I'm trying to get some Ruby scripts going to manage
93021 [emmanuel.tou] you can't modify values in ARGV. you have to copy the values.
93028 [lcgeldenhuys] Thanks, the following now seems to work.
93033 [bob.news gmx] "LC Geldenhuys" <lcgeldenhuys@hotmail.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
93054 [discord mac.] $cvsroot = $cvsroot_in.tr_s('/', '/')
93096 [bob.news gmx] "Mark Hubbart" <discord@mac.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag

^ ruby-dev summary: 22828-22876
93023 [ttate ttsky.] Here is a summary of ruby-dev.

^ comp.lang.ruby <-> ruby-talk gateway still broken
93024 [dblack wobbl] Since messages on ruby-talk aren't getting through to comp.lang.ruby,
93084 [cc1 cec.wust] Huh that's ood, cause when I look there instead I don't see many

^ More socket problems (ftp) with Ruby and OS X 10.3
93026 [david loudth] It seems that the need to turn on "Socket.do_not_reverse_lookup = true"

^ How to suppress World Writable message
93027 [jim freeze.o] Matz mentioned that to supress the world writable message
93032 [fmccor infor] $-w = nil
93034 [jim freeze.o] ruby -W0 -e 'p $-w'
93036 [eban os.rim.] % ruby -W0 -e 'p $VERBOSE'

^ First meeting of Ruby-NYC
93035 [sera fhwang.] If you are a Rubyist (or aspiring Rubyist) in the New York City area,

^ compiling problems on cygwin
93037 [sdate everes] Rubyists,
93038 [gsinclair so] Looks like it's the space in the path that's doing it.  Eliminate that
+ 93043 [bob.news gmx] "Gavin Sinclair" <gsinclair@soyabean.com.au> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
+ 93080 [sdate everes] But of course ! Spotted that a few minutes after posting ... sorry for the

^ Builtins RDoc tarball?
93039 [gavin refine] Is there a tar.gz that corresponds to
+ 93041 [gsinclair so] I don't know about a tarball, but you can generate it yourself.
| 93044 [gavin refine] Oh, excellent :)
| 93049 [gavin refine] Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
| 93062 [gsinclair so] I guess it's generally safest to just plonk it in './rdoc', which you
+ 93042 [jamesUNDERBA] under "The 1.8 Standard Library RDoc HTML"
  93048 [gavin refine] Er, while that's certainly good stuff, the particular docs I'm looking
  93074 [jamesUNDERBA] Um, er, duh.
  93078 [jamesUNDERBA] But, note one and all, that the preferred way to get these files is to
  + 93091 [gsinclair so] And then to go to http://www.rubygarden.org/ruby?OnlineDocumentationIssues
  + 93113 [gavin refine] Am I missing somewhere in there which has the builtin (aka Core API)
    93118 [dave pragpro] Look in the source file for time.c: can you see comments containing the
    93123 [gavin refine] That was the case, where 'old' is 1.8.1, and not a 1.9 snapshot.
    + 93128 [gavin refine] Amazingly, I'm still fighting this. Here's the latest output (using rdoc
    | + 93131 [gsinclair so] Hmmmm, ugly.  I'll let Dave read the entrails, but I'll just suggest
    | + 93149 [gavin refine] For the record, I'm happy to report that getting the latest stable
    |   93150 [gsinclair so] Thanks again, Gavin.  That's great news.
    + 93129 [gsinclair so] Yes, unfortunately 1.8.1 just missed the boat on the core API documentation
    + 93134 [dave pragpro] The 1.8 branch in CVS has them too.
      93138 [gavin refine] Hrm. Not the .gz returned by
      93145 [batsman.geo ] This is commonly solved with several 'constructors'

^ Re: Ruby 1.8.1 segfault (debian testing)
93047 [decoux moulo] Try to compile 1.8.1 with --enable-pthread
93397 [decoux moulo] The following message is a courtesy copy of an article

^ module_eval, scope,  __FILE__ and __LINE__
93052 [fgp phlo.org] In my application and I need some variation of "attr_accessor" and the like,

^ Building static ruby.exe on Win32
93053 [intc_ctor ya] I'm trying to build my own statically linked ruby.exe using VC++.  The
+ 93223 [sdate everes] "Phil Tomson" <intc_ctor@yahoo.com>
+ 93724 [dooby d10.ka] Probably waay too late to be useful to _you, but miniruby.exe is

^ [ANN] Why's (Poignant) Guide to Ruby, Chapters 1 to 3
93055 [ruby-talk wh] Greetings.  Man, I'm giddy about this announcement.  My blood is visibly
+ 93057 [paul vudmask] Shoot for the starts why don't you, man! Your giddyness is palpable -
+ 93059 [surrender_it] I love this.
| + 93061 [ruby-lists l] how about translations? :)
| | 93070 [ruby-talk wh] Calm down.  I want to help everyone's cousins.  Let's see what we can do.
| | + 93102 [surrender_it] no time to get that quick. Go on writing. when you feel like it,
| | + 93249 [ser germane-] Use a version control system, one that does a good job of annotating
| + 93068 [news stud.nt] ....chapter three and going strong, I've got to say I think that is a
|   93072 [ruby-talk wh] Not to worry.  The "clean" version is in the works and (fingers crossed)
+ 93064 [jgb3 email.b] Okay.  That is seriously the funnest thing I've read in a long time.
| + 93069 [gsinclair so] While we're on it: "wierd" appears in a cartoon.  (Heh, grep _that_!)
| | 93073 [Peter.Vanbro] There's also an "intellegently" in chapter 2, part 3.
| + 93071 [ruby-talk wh] Good eye.  All repaired.  Be sure to join the mailing list when it
+ 93079 [rasputnik he] Beautiful, cheers.
| 93082 [rasputnik he] require 'net/http'
+ 93092 [ptkwt aracne] Noooo... we're all doing that low-carb diet thing.  No *starch*!
+ 93109 [doodpants ma] Wow... cool stuff. I'm gonna have to make sure I have plenty of chunky
| 93127 [curt hibbs.c] I really like the unconventional writing style. It kind of reminds me of the
| 93141 [achou tealea] charset="iso-8859-1"
+ 93142 [sean celsoft] Congratulations _why, you just made the Slashdot front page!
| + 93144 [neoneye adsl] Congratulations too.
| + 93148 [ruby-talk wh] Wonderful.  Can't wait for the ensuing Python v. Ruby flamewar to start
+ 93153 [cyclists nc.] Before I read this book I could never remember the difference between ".."
  93167 [botp delmont] fwiw, I like the errors. I like them unedited. It seems so natural... poetic

^ Methods written in C and code blocks
93065 [xchookx mail] It there a way to pass code block to method, written in C?
93083 [sdate everes] [ruby-talk:21709] Re: Extension Question: Block Parameters
93147 [xchookx mail] Thank you!

^ [ANN] Release of rubric 0.4 (long)
93067 [ jupp gmx.de] Quite some time has passed since the last release of rubric. The