Hi --

On Thu, 19 Oct 2006, Eric Hodel wrote:

> On Oct 18, 2006, at 4:18 AM, dblack / wobblini.net wrote:
>> On Wed, 18 Oct 2006, James Edward Gray II wrote:
>>> On Oct 17, 2006, at 7:29 PM, dblack / wobblini.net wrote:
>>>> What's the best way to get an array of lines or bytes from a string in
>>>> 1.9?  (I think this might help me get more of a grasp of the cases
>>>> where an Enumerator is returned.)
>>> 
>>> Well, using the Enumerators both of the following would work:
>>> 
>>> str.lines.to_a
>>> 
>>> str.each_line.to_a
>> 
>> lines sounds like it should already be an array to me (like
>> readlines), and each_line doesn't sound like something that should be
>> called without a block.  In general I guess I'm not understanding the
>> whole concept of the non-iterator calls to methods like each*.  I
>> mean, I understand what's happening, but I'm not sure that the
>> traditional iterator method names make sense if there's no block.
>
> Creating a new Array for enumerating the lines of a 50M String is not going 
> to be fun (or fast).

I'm talking about the method names, though.


David


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