ara.t.howard / noaa.gov wrote:
> i threw this out before.  thought i'd try again:
>
>    harp:~ > irb
>    irb(main):001:0> class Numeric; def of(&b) Array::new(self).map(&b) end; end
>    => nil
>
>    irb(main):002:0> 42.of{ String::new }
>    => ["", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "",   . . .

class Fixnum
  def of
    (0...self).map{ yield }
  end
end

p  3.of { "" }

===>  ["", "", ""]


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