Nick Snels wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I get a string inputted in my program, which I convert to a hash-like 
> string, like:
> 
> sql = '"table_alias" => [],"original_string" => "select * from table"'
> 

The simplest, although slow:

sql = '"table_alias" => [],"original_string" => "select * from table"'
hash = eval('{'+sql+'}')


lopex