On Jun 28, 2006, at 1:10 PM, A. S. Bradbury wrote:

> On Wednesday 28 June 2006 20:56, Pete wrote:
>> just too bad the rdoc is inaccurate and says that delete takes a  
>> string
>> as argument and not a regexp
>
> That's actually correct. At first glance I thought it just  
> constructed a regex
> from the given string (due to its understanding of character ranges).
> Instead, both String#count and String#delete take this kind of  
> pseudo-regex.
> Is there a reason it wouldn't make more sense for these methods to  
> take a
> regexp?

#delete and #count are restricted to character lists, a full regular  
expression is too much.

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