Whats the difference of ActiveRuby and "regular" Ruby instal


#1

hello!

as the subject goes, what’s the difference of ActiveRuby and “regular”
Ruby install? on windows, ActiveRuby defaults to C:\program files, while
“regular” ruby on c:\ruby.

do i need both if i use ruby as wsh script and doing “regular”
programming task?

thank you!


#2

First things first: there’s an ActiveRuby?! Well, not that noone saw it
coming
or anything. Actually, took ActiveState bloody long now that I think of
it.
Still, this is the first time I saw it mentioned at all.

DÅ?a Pondelok 20 Február 2006 11:06 Joey S. Eisma napísal:

hello!

as the subject goes, what’s the difference of ActiveRuby and “regular”
Ruby install? on windows, ActiveRuby defaults to C:\program files, while
“regular” ruby on c:\ruby.

I suppose very little. ActiveState tends to bundle some extra
Windows-specific
stuff along with its language distribution. Like the wsh integration,
possibly some other libs too. IIRC, their Python distro also had quite a
bit
of extra documentation bundled with it.

do i need both if i use ruby as wsh script and doing “regular”
programming task?

I doubt it. Whatever floats your boat, I say. I’d personally stick with
just
one myself to avoid version mixup lossage, even if that’s somewhat
unlikely.

David V.


#3

Looking at the ActiveState site, there isn’t an “ActiveRuby” there. So
maybe he is talking about something else.

Robert


#4

hello!

im talking about wsh scripting with ruby (rubyscript).

does it have different installer with “standard” ruby.

thanks!


#5

Joey S. Eisma wrote:

hello!

im talking about wsh scripting with ruby (rubyscript).

does it have different installer with “standard” ruby.

My understanding is yes, it’s a different installer and
actually a different port of Ruby.

I think the actual project name is ActiveScriptRuby. Try
looking it up that way.

Hal


#6

David V. wrote:

First things first: there’s an ActiveRuby?! Well, not that noone saw it coming
or anything. Actually, took ActiveState bloody long now that I think of it.
Still, this is the first time I saw it mentioned at all.

ActiveRuby Script

Been around for a while now.

http://arton.hp.infoseek.co.jp/

Has nothing to do with ActiveState.


James B.

“The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance, but the illusion
of knowledge.”

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