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Ruby

Brand new to ruby and irb

when I type irb in the cmd prompt it says 'DL is deprecated, please use Fiddle irb(main):001:0>'

instead of 'ruby 2.0.0p247 :001'

what does that mean and it is a problem?

2 Answers

Stone Preston
Stone Preston
42,016 Points

As I said above, its just a warning. It wont affect the development process as you follow along in the videos, though you may see the warning each time you run IRB.

great! thank you very much :D

Stone Preston
Stone Preston
42,016 Points

did you install using the rails installer for windows?

No it didn't say anything about a rails installer in the video

Stone Preston
Stone Preston
42,016 Points

try switching to ruby 1.9.3 and see if you get the same error

before I do that, I would like to know why it's saying that, if it will cause any problems with running ruby code in the future.. I have gone through several other videos after the one about installing and haven't had any issues besides that message so far. If I can stick with the most recent version of ruby and still have everything run well I would prefer that because, in my experience in web development, the most recent version of anything is usually the best version.

Stone Preston
Stone Preston
42,016 Points

well its just a warning that DL is deprecated and you are seeing the warning because you are using a windows enviroment, while the treehouse videos are using a OS X enviroment, which would explain why it didnt occur in their video. Nothing should change. If you want more information see this