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I'm... confused - Ruby

Given: x = { :a => "foo", :b => [ :c => "c", :d => "d" ] } p x I get as output: {:a=>"foo", :b=>[{:c=>"c", :d=>"d"}]} Which is what I *WANTED*, but not what I expected. Specifically, the value pointed to by the :b key of x. Does ruby automatically coerce "x => y, ..." forms into: "{ x => y, ...}" ? I more or less expected it to be {:a=>"foo", :b=>[:c, "c", :d, "d"]}, but maybe that's my perl background showing....

  1. #1

    Default I'm... confused

    Given:

    x = {
    :a => "foo",
    :b => [ :c => "c", :d => "d" ]
    }

    p x


    I get as output:

    {:a=>"foo", :b=>[{:c=>"c", :d=>"d"}]}

    Which is what I *WANTED*, but not what I expected.

    Specifically, the value pointed to by the :b key of x. Does ruby automatically coerce "x => y, ..." forms into: "{ x => y, ...}" ?

    I more or less expected it to be {:a=>"foo", :b=>[:c, "c", :d, "d"]}, but maybe that's my perl background showing.



    Michael Guest

  2. #2

    Default Re: I'm... confused

    Hi,

    At Thu, 29 Jan 2004 12:21:26 +0900,
    Michael campbell wrote: 

    Yes, => always means hash element.
     

    More or less, Ruby differs from Perl.

    --
    Nobu Nakada


    nobu.nokada@softhome.net Guest

  3. #3

    Default Re: I'm... confused

    David Naseby wrote:
     

    Yes, thanks everyone for the explanation. I suspected as much, but relied too heavily on my background with /other/ languages. =)

    Thanks again,

    Michael



    Michael Guest

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