On 7/19/06, Yohanes Santoso <ysantoso-rubytalk / dessyku.is-a-geek.org> wrote:
> "David Balmain" <dbalmain.ml / gmail.com> writes:
>
> > Hey all,
> >
> > I need to come up with a way to encode an integer as a string so that
> > it will sort correctly lexicographically. This is pretty easy when you
> > have a fixed integer range but how do you do it with Ruby's BigNums?
> > Any ideas?
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Dave
>
> def encode_integer(num)
>   "x"*num
> end
>
> Do I win something?
>
> YS.

Nice idea :P
But how about negative numbers.