Many people use irb with wirble. I also did.
I’ve been quite happy with it, but sometimes I noted that some symbols were displayed as : without the symbol name (e.g. in method name arrays) and that the representation of regexes looked quite strange.
This is why I’ve looked at the wirble tokenizer, fixed some bugs, liked it, extended it and created Wirb. These are the improvements:
- Basic support for regexes
- Support for generic objects, especially sets and enumerators
- Fixes some symbol bugs (e.g. :+, :*, …)
- No changes to the inspect value (e.g. ranges with 4 instead of 3 dots)
- Comes with tests
- Can be used without irb
Screenshot of the spec output to get an impression: ;)