A few newbie questions

I exited/restarted RubyWin and all is well now. Very odd. Oh well, I can’t
complain about the price. :wink:

Thanks again!

Christopher J. Meisenzahl CPS, CSTE
Senior Software Testing Consultant
Spherion
christopher.j.meisenzahl@citicorp.com

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-----Original Message-----
From: Patrick.Bennett [mailto:Patrick.Bennett@inin.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2002 1:57 PM
To: ruby-talk
Subject: RE: A few newbie questions…

Hmm… it works fine for me … but, if
you hit Ctrl-Shift-E, then it will display ENQ and from that
point on, it won’t ever work until you quit RubyWin.
Definite bug. Plain 'ol Ctrl-e works fine though.

-----Original Message-----
From: christopher.j.meisenzahl@citicorp.com
[mailto:christopher.j.meisenzahl@citicorp.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2002 12:34 PM
To: ruby-talk ML
Subject: RE: A few newbie questions…

Patrick,

Very cool, thanks!

One thing though, if I right-click and choose Eval Buffer it
works fine. But if
I press CTRL + E it doesn’t execute my code, and just prints
"ENQ". Any ideas?
I’m stumped, couldn’t find it in the docs yet either.

Thanks very much again for taking the time to reply, very kind of you!

Christopher J. Meisenzahl CPS, CSTE
Senior Software Testing Consultant
Spherion
christopher.j.meisenzahl@citicorp.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Patrick.Bennett [mailto:Patrick.Bennett@inin.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2002 1:25 PM
To: ruby-talk
Subject: RE: A few newbie questions…

You’re really going to like Ruby. :>
SciTE is simply a bundled editor that has some Ruby-smarts
already built in. I don’t care for it personally, but it has
some nice features (the ruby-smart folding is wonderful).
RubyWin is an MDI app that lets you quickly test/prototype
Ruby code. I use it >a lot<. You can open up multiple
windows, hit Ctrl-E to execute the code and get the results.
Tweak the code, try again, etc. It’s kind of like a GUI
version of irb.

If you’re getting started, the PickAxe book is definitely the
best place to start (at least it was for me).
An online version of it comes with the Windows ruby install
(great for online help lookups). I’d recommend picking up a
printed copy though.

-----Original Message-----
From: christopher.j.meisenzahl@citicorp.com
[mailto:christopher.j.meisenzahl@citicorp.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2002 12:22 PM
To: ruby-talk ML
Subject: A few newbie questions…

I just downloaded/installed Ruby on Win2K. I really like what
I’ve seen so far.

A few questions.

I see that it comes with its own editor, SciTE. What exactly
then is RubyWin?
Can I execute Ruby code from it? Can I write code there as
well? What is the
purpose of these different pieces?

Any other tips for getting started with Ruby? I know C and
I’ve done a little
PERL & AWK in the past.

Thanks very much,
Christopher

Christopher J. Meisenzahl CPS, CSTE
Senior Software Testing Consultant
Spherion
christopher.j.meisenzahl@citicorp.com