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Hi, I am Jan. This is my old Ruby blog. I still post about Ruby, but I now do it on You should also install Irbtools to improve your IRB.

Small Ruby CLI Improvements (Part 2): Wirb!

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:


Small Ruby CLI Improvements (Part 1): Command-line Regex Debugging

This little method (now also available in zucker/debug) is useful for understanding and creating regexes: