[Tutor] Trying Ruby...

Terry Carroll carroll at tjc.com
Tue Jun 14 19:11:36 CEST 2005

My original question:

> I vaguely recall a post a few months ago, I don't know if it was in this
> forum, where someone had a problem in Python, and it turns out it was
> because a Ruby install messed with some setting, perhaps in the Windows
> registry.... Anyway, I'd like to install Ruby, but want to make very
> sure I don't impair my Python environment.

On Tue, 7 Jun 2005, Premshree Pillai wrote:

> I have Python and Ruby -- not ActiveState -- installed on an XP box. No
> issues.

On Tue, 7 Jun 2005, Christian Wyglendowski wrote:

> If I remember correctly, it had to do with Tk getting messed up.  But
> that's all I recall :-)

Sorry for the late acknowledgement.  My computer fried not long 
after I posted the message, and I haven't been reading much email 
since.  Thanks to you both.

I found the problem I recalled; Ruby sets some environment variables 
assuming that it's the only user of Tk, and hoses the Python usage:


or http://makeashorterlink.com/?G4DC1624B and 

I'll just be careful when I install Ruby and take corrective action if 

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