Jan_K wrote:
> Solution for the 1st exercise in chapter 8:

You mean chapter 7.

> (I'm skipping the 2nd exercise - just a bunch of busywork)
> 
> 
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
> input = []
> 
> while input.last != ''
>   input.push gets.chomp
> end
> 
> puts input.sort
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 

Very nice!

For exercise 2, writing a program that does something useful is good 
practice, and a sort algorithm's simple and therefore a good candidate 
if you can get into it.

Or you could just write a game (Blackjack's simple) after you finish 
chapter 8.

Cheers,
Dave