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Tahir (Guest)
on 2005-12-13 17:44
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I am new to Ruby (just a couple of days) and programming.

I have got IRB in my shell now (I have Kubuntu installed) but was
wondering if there is a way to switch on syntax highlighting in IRB so
typed code can have some colour.

I have read of "eval.rb" which seems to be able to highlight code but I
don't I have this installed.

Any ideas?

I have 'Kate' as my text editor and obviously this can show code in
colour but it would be nice to learn Ruby interactively in colour!

Thank you

Tahir (Guest)
on 2005-12-14 02:40
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I have just figured out what "eval.rb" is !!
Have downloaded it from

irb now has colour highlighting!

Thanks anyway chaps

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