- Use fancy colors! You can colorize the prompts, irb errors, stderr and stdout
- Output results as Ruby comments
- Enhance your output value using procs
I really like the irb_rocket gem, which outputs the IRB evaluation results as comments and colorizes errors. Unfortunately, the implementation leads to bugs, because it tries to run the whole command before printing anything to stdout. For this reason, I’ve rewritten (and extended) it so it’s now compatible with other great gems like hirb, interactive_editor and so on.
You can try it with
gem install fancy_irb and
FancyIrb.start or by updating
More IRB action later this month :)