On Sep 27, 2004, at 4:39 PM, Matthew Margolis wrote:

> The  code below is supposed to scan through a string and put a ',' 
> before all zip codes.  The code properly detects the zip codes and 
> makes the change in x but the change is never reflected in thestring.  
> How can I get these changes to exist outside of x's scope?
>
> thestring.each do |x|
>    if  x =~ /\d{5}/
>      puts "match"
>      x[-6] = ","
>      puts x
>  end
> end

What about:

thestring.gsub!(/(\d{5})/, '\1')

That help?

James Edward Gray II