Feature #1832

irb -w

Added by candlerb (Brian Candler) almost 11 years ago. Updated about 9 years ago.

Target version:


It would be nice if either irb had a -w flag, or $VERBOSE defaulted to true in irb.

$ irb19
irb(main):001:0> $VERBOSE
=> false


Updated by rogerdpack (Roger Pack) almost 11 years ago

So what you're looking for is a command line parameter to turn $VERBOSE on?
That would be nice [and also for rake I wish it had this].


Updated by marcandre (Marc-Andre Lafortune) almost 11 years ago

  • Category set to lib
  • Assignee set to keiju (Keiju Ishitsuka)




Updated by mame (Yusuke Endoh) over 10 years ago


It would be nice if either irb had a -w flag

Maybe reasonable because irb has a -d flag already.

diff --git a/lib/irb/init.rb b/lib/irb/init.rb
old mode 100644
new mode 100755
index f51fd1c..d428850
--- a/lib/irb/init.rb
+++ b/lib/irb/init.rb
@@ -135,6 +135,18 @@ module IRB
@CONF[:MATH_MODE] = true
when "-d"
$DEBUG = true

  • when "-w"
  • $VERBOSE = true
  • when /-W(.+)?/
  • opt = $1 || ARGV.shift
  • case opt
  • when "0"
  • $VERBOSE = nil
  • when "1"
  • $VERBOSE = false
  • else
  • $VERBOSE = true
  • end when /-r(.+)?/ opt = $1 || ARGV.shift @CONF[:LOAD_MODULES].push opt if opt diff --git a/lib/irb/lc/help-message b/lib/irb/lc/help-message index dd30b9f..18aea14 100644 --- a/lib/irb/lc/help-message +++ b/lib/irb/lc/help-message @@ -17,6 +17,8 @@ Usage: irb.rb [options] [programfile] [arguments] -I path Specify $LOAD_PATH directory -U Same as ruby -U -E enc Same as ruby -E
  • -w Same as ruby -w
  • -W[level=2] Same as ruby -W --inspect Use `inspect' for output (default except for bc mode) --noinspect Don't use inspect for output --readline Use Readline extension module diff --git a/lib/irb/lc/ja/help-message b/lib/irb/lc/ja/help-message index f2c4066..78ba72e 100644 --- a/lib/irb/lc/ja/help-message +++ b/lib/irb/lc/ja/help-message @@ -16,6 +16,8 @@ Usage: irb.rb [options] [programfile] [arguments] -I path $LOAD_PATH に path を追加する. -U ruby -U と同じ. -E enc ruby -E と同じ.
  • -w ruby -w と同じ.
  • -W[level=2] ruby -W と同じ. --inspect 結果出力にinspectを用いる(bcモード以外はデフォルト). --noinspect 結果出力にinspectを用いない. --readline readlineライブラリを利用する.

Yusuke Endoh


Updated by murphy (Kornelius Kalnbach) over 10 years ago

On 18.03.10 12:22, Yusuke Endoh wrote:

It would be nice if either irb had a -w flag

Maybe reasonable because irb has a -d flag already.
yes, please. half the time I start irb, I run into this inconsistency.




Updated by keiju (Keiju Ishitsuka) over 10 years ago

Hi. Yusuke,

Please commit this patch.


Updated by znz (Kazuhiro NISHIYAMA) over 10 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Assigned
  • Assignee changed from keiju (Keiju Ishitsuka) to mame (Yusuke Endoh)
  • Target version set to 1.9.2




Updated by mame (Yusuke Endoh) about 10 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Closed
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

This issue was solved with changeset r27273.
Brian, thank you for reporting this issue.
Your contribution to Ruby is greatly appreciated.
May Ruby be with you.


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