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Ruby Debuggers for 1.9.x

I don’t often use a debugger with Ruby, but when I do, I use…ruby-debug19? The ruby-debug19 gem has been the most common debugger for ruby 1.9.x for some time. Sadly, it is no longer maintained. What to do? We’re moving to the aptly named debugger gem and we recommend you do, too. As it happens, […]

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Psych isn’t Syck

Ruby 1.9.2 introduced a new YAML parser called psych, which in theory is better than syck, the existing parser.  Syck is the parser in 1.8.7 and REE and still the default in 1.9.2 but it is unmaintained.  Ideally, we’d be able to just switch over to psych with 1.9.2, but there are number of outstanding issues […]

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