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Try Ruby for Opera #

by why in cult

It’s true! Try Ruby has nearly reached one year of age, having executed 5.6 million lines of Ruby (or attempted Ruby) code since November 30th of last year. I can’t believe it has stayed functional for so long. (Aside from the occasional drownings.)

In due course, it’ll get it’s repainting. For now, I’m working on the basics again. Specifically supporting Opera through a hidden text box hack. Tell me: is it doing it for you?

said on 09 Nov 2006 at 01:47

Having the ability to paste would be good, you could have a normal littletext box that we can paste into, which can then write to the main session?

said on 09 Nov 2006 at 01:53

Almost. I am using Opera 9.01 on OS X 10 .4 and I can use the text area to edit code. However, the arrow keys are screwed up. The up key will scroll the entire web page and output an ampersand in the edit area

said on 09 Nov 2006 at 02:08

I’m not sure I’ll be able to support the up and down keys in Opera. Try using Apple-up and Apple-down. (Or Alt-up and Alt-down, if you’re on PC.)

said on 09 Nov 2006 at 02:36

Yeah! I can finally “try ruby” with Opera 9.01 on Linux. Only problems, apart from cursors not working (even with alt) are that backspace doesn’t seem to work either, and ctrl-d for reset still makes an opera bookmark. A definite improvement – good stuff, why!

said on 09 Nov 2006 at 02:52

Using Opera 9.01 on Windows XP I tried 2+6 (using keypad) but the ”+” sign was always displayed twice. Strangely, when using alphabetic keyboard (the + sign being shift-=) it works I also have issues using backspace and since there is no visible cursor, arrow keys are non effective

said on 09 Nov 2006 at 09:03

First, thanks for doing it! I always tell new people to check it out! Incredibly useful!

By the way, with Estonian keyboard layout we have problem entering symbols [] in IE (and Opera). No problem with Firefox.

Keep up good work!

said on 09 Nov 2006 at 11:56

Perfect, thankyou to all the above. The cursor and the repaint is working now, so backspace is better. Still having arrow keys troubles and bad focus matters. And, yeah, still working on Riduidel’s and Priit’s stuff.

said on 10 Nov 2006 at 17:10
Opera 9.01 on Win XP:
”+” zooms the page
“a” go to the bottom of web page
” ” (space)go to the bottom of web page
“h” focuses the address bar
said on 10 Nov 2006 at 18:31

you rock!!!

said on 10 Nov 2006 at 18:34

don’t know what’s wrong. plz. sned help.

require ‘boners’ => true boners.enjoy NameError: undefined local variable or method ‘boners’ for main:Object from (irb):2 lol

said on 13 Nov 2006 at 13:07

I have tried now, and it’s not doing it for me. opera 8.5something on windows, and 9.02 under linux. keypresses still do other stuff instead of just the typing.

said on 15 Nov 2006 at 12:21

I had the pleasure of recommending Ruby as a programming language to a mathematics professor at a local college today at lunch, and sent him over to tryruby! He’ll find, or so will you if you type ‘help 8’, that the link to the Windows installer is a bit outdated: 182-15, whereas 185-21 be the current package. Perhaps linking to the project files page is a better strategy?

11 Jul 2010 at 20:56

* do fancy stuff in your comment.