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  • Interactive Ruby (IRB) (2023)
    1 project | | 27 Mar 2024
    I think one of the most interesting things to happen to IRB is the recent introduction of static type completion[1].

    The fact that this is a nice, mainstream, usage of RBS types in the standard library gives me hope that RBS or some kind of inline[2] version of it will become much more common in future.


    2. The new Prism parser makes it much easier to extract an execute comments so I would be surprised if no one has thought of using that to annotate code with RBS types.

  • The end of "Useless Ruby sugar": On intuitions and evolutions
    4 projects | | 23 Jan 2024
    > debugger

    Check out the latest IRB on 3.3, it finally gives Pry a run for its money!

        $ ruby test.rb
  • Ask HN: What are some well-designed REPLs?
    1 project | | 26 Oct 2023
    Ruby's IRB has always been nice to work with:

    Of course LISP is the example to look at with REPL:

    ...esp with Emacs:

  • IRB's Built-In Measure
    1 project | | 9 Apr 2023
    Starting in ruby 2.6, irb is a gem bundled with ruby, so you can upgrade to the latest version in older rubies:
  • Readline is busted for me so I wrote my own REPL
    1 project | /r/ruby | 10 Mar 2022
    irb is now a bundled gem, so you can update it without having to update the whole ruby or install RVM. gem update irb
  • Q: suggestions in irb/rails console, where are they coming from?
    3 projects | /r/ruby | 12 Jan 2022
    I guess it's just not very well refined yes. Best might be to lock it to gem "irb", "< 1.4" in your Gemfile for the time being, and maybe report your feedback to
  • Ruby Underscore
    2 projects | | 19 Feb 2021
    Yet it does not work exactly the way you might expect in IRB, because it’s explicitly configured to return the last used value in the Ruby console
  • Ruby 2.7: Easter Egg in IRB
    2 projects | /r/ruby | 4 Feb 2021
    Oh... neato!
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ruby/irb is an open source project licensed under BSD 1-Clause License which is not an OSI approved license.

The primary programming language of irb is Ruby.

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