On Thu, 19 Apr 2001, Robert Najlis wrote:
> Am I doing something wrong (maybe - I am pretty new to Ruby)?  it seems
> that many time when I want to geet a numerical value out of a variable,
> I need to make it a String first, and then use the .to_i function   ->
> "#{count}".to_i
> this can't be right, can it?
> I would give a better example, but the server with my code on it is
> having issues (thus my having time to post this...)

if count.class == String, then you don't need to do "#{count}", you
can
write just count directly next to .to_i :

	count.to_i

but if count.class == Integer, then you don't need to do anything, just:

	count

though calling to_i on an Integer is harmless (does nothing).


matju