If __FILE__ == $0 & ruby & rdebug & FXRuby

The following line acts differently under rdebug and ruby
if FILE == $0

FXRuby has the line, above, in nearly all its sample code.

Under rdebug, the value of $0 is, on my system,
F:/InstantRails-2.0-win/ruby/bin/rdebug

Executing
ruby -rdebug UltraDedup.rb
then the value of $0 is
Debug.rb

Executing
ruby UltraDedup.rb
then the value of $0 is
UltraDededup.rb

How can I change things so that
if FILE == $0
acts correctly in each environment?

Ralph

$0 = The program you are running from the command line.

AKA you are running rdebug therefore $0 ==
F:/InstantRails-2.0-win/ruby/bin/rdebug

Enter irb and console:

MANISH:jes [07-16 09:01] 0 501:1 (14.43 Mb) • ~
! irb

irb(main):001:0> $0
=> “irb”

Make sense?

On 7/16/10, Ralph S. [email protected] wrote:

The following line acts differently under rdebug and ruby
if FILE == $0

The name rdebug is ambiguous. Do you mean debug.rb, the debugger which
comes with ruby, or the ruby-debug gem? I suspect it’s the latter,
since I have encountered this same bug with it.

Executing
ruby UltraDedup.rb
then the value of $0 is
UltraDededup.rb

This is an unfortunate bug in ruby-debug. In general, ruby-debug has
more problems for me than debug.rb, so I usually jsut use debug.rb.
The reason to prefer ruby-debug is because it’s so much faster.
Sometimes, this becomes very important.

How can I change things so that
if FILE == $0
acts correctly in each environment?

I know of no really good solution. Typically, I manually set $0 to
FILE at the beginning of a debugging session to work around this
problem (cursing all the while). I think this command is guaranteed to
do it:

p $0=FILE

Tho with some versions of ruby-debug, I could leave off the p.

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