Hi, New to Ruby and using the FreeRIDE IDE. I tried to run the following simple program but can't figure out how to enter data when the run stops at the second line of code. what's the secret? puts 'Hello there, and what\'s your name?' name = gets.chomp puts 'Your name is ' + name + '? What a lovely name!' puts 'Pleased to meet you, ' + name + '. :)' Thanks, Bill Kiselewsky
on 2006-03-22 16:55
on 2006-03-22 21:08
Forgot to mention the platform being Windows XP. Well, after hours of messing around I found that outside of FreeRIDE I could execute interactively by double clicking the *.rb file in explorer. This opened a c:\ruby\bin\ruby.ex window which allowed me to execute an interactive Ruby program. Program: puts "Please enter your first name ..." fname = gets.chomp puts "Please enter your middle name ..." mname = gets.chomp puts "Please enter your last name ..." lname = gets.chomp chars = fname.length + mname.length + lname.length puts fname + ' ' + mname + ' ' + lname + ' there are ' + chars.to_s + ' characters in your full name!' gets Interactive: Please enter your first name ... William Please enter your middle name ... Anthony Please enter your last name ... Kiselewsky William Anthony Kiselewsky there are 24 characters in your full name! Take care, Bill K.