Dear Sirs and Mesdames:
Yesterday I executed the Windows Quick Install of Ruby’s release 18.
4.17rc2. I’m running Windows XP.
When I initiate Ruby’s interactive application (c:\ruby\bin\ruby.exe) it
seems strangely inert. No prompt appears on the opened window (exact
reproduction below). I believe the commands I tendered comport with the
languages’ rules of composition, but they remain, alas, unrequited. If
any among you have a suggestion, I shall remain,
a = “Hello, world!”