Uninitialized constant: String::StringIO

Hi,
I’m having a hard time spotting my bug in this code.
When it runs it gives me:
uninitialized constant String::StringIO (NameError)

Am I missing something? StringIO is a global constant. Why can’t ruby
find it?

class String
def self.fromURL(string)
string = string.string if string.is_a?(StringIO)
CGI.unescape(string)
end
end

Thanks a lot for your help
-Patrick

On Aug 14, 2008, at 10:43 AM, Patrick Li wrote:

string = string.string if string.is_a?(StringIO)
CGI.unescape(string)
end
end

Thanks a lot for your help
-Patrick

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require ‘stringio’

a @ http://codeforpeople.com/

Thanks Ara,

Just out of curiosity, why is it that I need
require “stringio” when running as a script under Apache, but not when I
run under irb?

Is there a way to tell when I need to require a library and when I
don’t? (ie. from documentation, etc…)

On 14.08.2008 18:43, Patrick Li wrote:

string = string.string if string.is_a?(StringIO)
CGI.unescape(string)

end
end

$ ruby -e ‘p StringIO’
-e:1: uninitialized constant StringIO (NameError)

[email protected] ~
$ ruby -r stringio -e ‘p StringIO’
StringIO

[email protected] ~
$

Kind regards

robert

On Aug 14, 2008, at 10:57 AM, Patrick Li wrote:

Thanks Ara,

Just out of curiosity, why is it that I need
require “stringio” when running as a script under Apache, but not
when I
run under irb?

Is there a way to tell when I need to require a library and when I
don’t? (ie. from documentation, etc…)

irb simply had already required it. there is no general way to tell
but, in this case you could check $LOADED_FEATURES

or, more simply

require ‘stringio’ unless defined?(StringIO)

but the require never hurts so just do it anyhow

a @ http://codeforpeople.com/

Okay, I’ll keep that in mind.
Thanks for your help Ara, and Klemme

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