Josselin wrote:
> I am not yet a big friend of reegxp.. and I don't actually know if I 
> should use it or any other function
> but I'd like to know the easiest path to do the following :
> 
> I get a string   person = 'Clara Mint" which is a full name
> and I would like to find the object "id" in a collection using this  
> full name :
> 
> people = [ ["id" => "1", "first" => "Jack", "last" => "Johnson"], ["id" 
> => "2", "first" => "Ben", "last" => "Kenneth"], ["id" => "3", "first" => 
> "Ken", "last" => "Olsen"], ["id" => "4", "first" => "Howard", "last" => 
> "Wong"], ["id" => "5", "first" => "Clara", "last" => "Mint"], ["id" => 
> "7", "first" => "Che", "last" => "Guevara"]]
> 
> any hint to start ?
> 
> Joss
> 
> 
> 

first, last = person.split(/\s+/)
found_person = people.find { | person |
	person["first"] == first and person["last"] = last
}

Also, do yourself a favour and use a Person class - hashes where the 
elements have heterogenous meanings make Baby Data Model Design Jesus 
cry. And index them in a hash by the first name and last name string pair.

David Vallner