I havea symbolobject which i use as a array later. the definition is
class SymbolObject

    def initialize(symb)
       puts symb
      @symbol=symb

@name=@exchange=@news=@summary=@sector=@industry=@category=@otherInfo=@optionsData=@scanType=@scLink=''
      @markedBad=false
    end
    attr_accessor :symbol,:name ,:exchange, :news, :summary, :sector,
:industry,:category,:markedBad,:scanType,:otherInfo,:optionsData,:scLink;
    def to_s
      return   @symbol + @news + @exchange + @name
    end
    def <=>(other)
        return [@symb, @name, @exchange] <=> [other.symb, other.name,
other.exchange]
    end


 end

Issuethat i see
1. As i create a symbol object, i add it to a array. However i have no
means of sorting the symbol objects based on its properties or use
indexed seeks etc.
2. how to i either enhance the symbolobject or replace it with
somethingelse that provides a object like view but can be indexed and
sorted. Is there a collection object or Record object in ruby. i am
open for any other options.