Tim Kuntz wrote:
> The Ruby doc states the following for a String#=~
> 
>  "cat o' 9 tails" =~ '\d'   #=> nil
> 
> When I run what looks like the same command, I get the following error.
> 
> irb(main):001:0> "cat o' 9 tails" =~ '\d'
> TypeError: type mismatch: String given
>         from (irb):1:in `=~'
>         from (irb):1
> 
> I have tried this on a couple of different environments but always
> Ruby 1.8.4. Can anyone provide me with any insight as to why I don't
> get the nil return value?
> 
> tim

"cat o' 9 tails" =~ /\d/

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