Hi --

On Wed, 19 Oct 2005, Xeno Campanoli wrote:

> Yeah, I'm pissed.  This kind of thing shouldn't happen.
>
> You read in a file.  It's empty.  You get an empty file in what you'd think
> was a string, so you take the length, and it blows up the world in other
> parts of your program!  You check to see if it's a string with an:
>
> 	contentvariable.is_a?String
>
> and sure enough, it thinks it's a String, but sure enough, when you go
>
> if contentvariable.size then
>
> it also blows up with that synonym.  Sorry to be less than cordial here, but
> I really would have liked this to work.

Are you sure you didn't do:

   def contentvariable.size
     raise
   end

somewhere? :-)

Just kidding.  As Jam[ei]s said, one would have to see a full (non-)
working example to comment.


David

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