On Jun 19, 2006, at 3:51 PM, dan donaldson wrote:
> I have an array of names in string form as an instance var. The class
> the array is in has a method that takes an array of string values.
>
> I want to construct an associative array such that the names in the
> first array are the keys to the values in the received array.
>
> this throws an error:
> --------------
>  def initialize
>     @labels = ['prov', 'area', 'zone', district', 'postalcode',
> 'city_prov', 'addr']
>     @pageData = {}
>   end
>
>   def adddata(data)
>     max = data.length
>     max -= 1
>     0.upto(max) {|i| @pageData[@labels[i]] => data[i] }
>   end
>
> --------------
>
> obviously, some giant conceptual leap needs to be made, or its a
> miniscule typo. (methinks the former)
>
> Anyone got advice?

It's hard to know without the error, but adddata() doesn't look great  
to me.  Try something like this:
def add_data(data)
   data.each_index do |index|
     @pageData[@labels[i]] = data[i]
   end
end

-Mat