Hi --

On Sat, 21 Oct 2006, Austin Ziegler wrote:

> On 10/20/06, Sam Roberts <sroberts / uniserve.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, Oct 21, 2006 at 01:11:36AM +0900, dblack / wobblini.net wrote:
>> > Did you see Austin's by_* methods?
>> >   string.lines   # an array
>> >   string.by_lines { }   # enumeration (no intermediate array)
>> This is identical to ruby1.8's string.each_line {}
>> 
>> >   string.by_lines       # enumerator (or your "something"?)
>> 
>> This is identical to ruby1.9's string.each_line.
>> 
>> > I really like that way of breaking it out.
>> 
>> I like the functionality, and #lines, but why not keep using "each_"
>> instead of "by_"?
>
> Because the problem is #lines, not #each_line. My understanding is
> that ultimately Ruby 1.9 wont have String#each_line at all, and you'll
> instead have to do String#lines#each to get this. More, String#lines
> without #each returns an enumerator. So, instead of String#lines, use
> String#by_lines. Where I personally disagree with David is that we
> shouldn't have String#lines at all. I'd rather have
> String#by_lines#to_a.

I would certainly rather have no #lines than have it return an
Enumerator.


David

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