And this is my story:
Since the “program” as stated didn’t do anything except declare two variables, I decided to include an if/else block with print statements to show some results. Nothing I tried worked. Pressing RUN did nothing except change the RUN button to a pinwheel (which I found out can be stopped by editing a single letter [any letter] in the program). In desperation I finally commented out everything except a single line, PRINT “X” and pressed RUN again. Nothing.
I copied the program, as is, to the clipboard and exited out of Codeacademy. I then logged in fresh and pasted my program into the editor and pressed RUN. Sure enough, X appeared in the output panel.
So, apparently the RUBY emulator had choked on something without my knowledge and I wasted my time and mental quiescence until I figured it out.
Is this worth it? I realize it’s free but if this is any indication of the stability of this emulator, why bother?
I downloaded and installed “rubyinstaller-devkit-2.6.6-1-x64.exe” but don’t know what to do with it. When I run it I get a DOS command box and nothing else. If anyone knows where I go from here, I’appreciate knowing.
Thanks for listening.