il Sat, 24 Jul 2004 20:07:31 +0900, Gavin Sinclair
<gsinclair / soyabean.com.au> ha scritto::


>I think you want
>
>  lines = File.readlines('w.txt')
>  random_line = lines[rand(lines.size)]
>
>rand(n) returns an integer in the range 0...n, which is good for an
>array index.
>

oops about rand(). OTOH I was pointing out the 'line is a user defined
concept' thingy by not using readlines.