jemptymethod / gmail.com wrote:
> I'm brand new to ruby, as in, one hour!  So along with perhaps
> answering my very basic question, please feel free to point me to
> other resources on the web
> 
> How do I fix the following so that entering 'q' indeed breaks out of
> the loop?  I've read the following but think I will need to see an
> example to truly understand.
> 
> Thanks in advance
> 
> BTW I always learn new language basics by figuring out how to convert
> to roman numerals
> 
> 
> arabic = ' '
> while arabic != 'q' do
>   puts "Enter a whole number from 1 to 3999 for conversion"
>   puts "to Roman Numerals (enter 'q' to exit)"
>   arabic = gets
> end

Here's another way to do it

begin
   puts "Enter a whole number from 1 to 3999 for conversion"
   puts "to Roman Numerals (enter 'q' to exit)"
   arabic = gets.chomp
end until arabic == 'q'

Kind regards

    robert