Load "/proc/self/fd/#{$stdin.fileno}"


the Ruby code in this article’s subject works for my machine running
Ubuntu Linux, but I don’t expect it to work for different operating
systems (NetBSD, FreeBSD a.s.o.).

How can alternative OS independent Ruby code look like? Of course, it
shall also load from standard input rather than from a file. Despite
that, it shall be very close to loading a “real” file, e.g.: the line
number of the error location shall be told in case of a syntax error
within the loaded code.


On Sat, Apr 18, 2009 at 7:00 PM, Thomas H.
[email protected] wrote:

within the loaded code.
$ cat foo.rb
eval $stdin.read
$ echo "puts ‘this is great’ "| ruby ./foo.rb
this is great

Thomas H. wrote:

within the loaded code.
Use #read and #eval instead of #load, and supply the file/line params to

$ cat bar.rb
puts “in bar”

$ cat foo.rb
file = “bar.rb”

data = File.read(file)

eval data, nil, “your text here”, 0

$ ruby foo.rb
in bar
your text here:2: undefined local variable or method
`xfndksnf_syntax_error’ for main:Object (NameError)

Thanks to David and Joel!


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