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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Backtick operator in Jruby 1.5.3 not working

The backtick operator in Ruby (e.g. `date`) executes a system command.

In Jruby 1.5.3 this is not working and in my example caused some odd side effects. This is a known issue (http://jira.codehaus.org/browse/JRUBY-5133) that I'm sure will be fixed in the next release.

For now, use Jruby 1.4.1 as backticks seem to work fine here.


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