hoodwink.d enhanced


Stowing Yer Libraries Off in the Cut-n-Paste #

by why in bits

Starting with what we’ve seen before.

ruby -ropen-uri -e 'eval(open("http://go.hobix.com/").read)'

Then, Francis Hwang gave us urirequire:

ruby -rurirequire -e 'require "http://go.hobix.com/0.4/"'

Either of these above techniques can be used to execute code from the new cut-and-paste service cl1p. You’ll want to read the code from d.cl1p.net, which serves up the plain/text. Here’s an example which loads Peter Cooper’s text adventure skeleton.

ruby -ropen-uri -e \

But let’s push this beyond. What if we could add URLs to the lib path?

 require 'open-uri'
 $HTTP_LOAD_PATH << "http://code.whytheluckystiff.net/svn/parkplace/trunk/lib" 

 require 'parkplace'

Check that out. Instant apps, straight from Subversion! I dare you.

said on 12 Apr 2006 at 13:38

Like this?

said on 12 Apr 2006 at 13:54

Crap, everybody’s already done everything.

said on 12 Apr 2006 at 14:07

You were the first to ‘splain programming with cartoon foxes. Of course your book is pretty similar to Jeem’s Doleful Tome o’Fortran 88 (with Cartoony Jackels!) published over decade ago.

All copies have since been destroyed, but everyone says my honesty is beyond reproach, so you can believe me.

said on 12 Apr 2006 at 14:38

jeem: Right that’s the one, oh sure sure I think I remember destroying my old copy!! I was 12 and the VCR was paused and my mom was loudly calling out the names of fruit in the other room. I vividly remember urinating on your book right before smashing it with a hammer made of quicklime!! What a feeling. I did this act with ABSOLUTELY NO DISREPECT to you or your fine legacy, those were just the express instructions I deduced from the various motifs you employed.

Now, years later, here you are, and I am utterly unprepared for your visit, my knees are quivering and I am babbling, “cantaloupe… cantaloupe…,” over and over in my mother’s voice. I’ve idolized you now for one-sixth of a century and I just want you to like me back. DO YOU ? DO YOU ??

James: On further inspection of your code, I have made a few notable improvements. The one mentioned above mimicks $LOADED_FEATURES, uses require internally rather than eval, runs $LOAD_PATH in the proper order and has no syntax errors.

said on 12 Apr 2006 at 15:13

This is like playing golf with bazookas!

I like it!

said on 12 Apr 2006 at 18:16

Perhaps it’s just windows, but I had to modify my parkplacesvn.rb to require camping, mongrel, and sqlite3.

said on 12 Apr 2006 at 18:57

hrm, an idea just came to me. this could be used to create a kind of “Ruby WebStart” with ACLs and everything!

said on 12 Apr 2006 at 19:12

FlashHater: It works just right on Windows unless RubyGems is loaded prior to running. Maybe you’ve got RUBYOPT="-rubygems" or it got loaded in irb or something. I wonder what the deal is.

said on 13 Apr 2006 at 04:50

It might have rubygems loaded on the command line. The Ruby “One Click” Installer does some wierd things with batch files.

said on 13 Apr 2006 at 09:37

reminds me of how we used to do the same thing back in the day. we would just package up all our punched cards into a box and mail them out. sure the lag was more then this fancy internet thing, but we liked it…

said on 13 Apr 2006 at 10:03

mmm. side question? Does anyone has similar thing 4 emacs!

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