Charged Particle wrote:

> Assuming that the string convention stays a comma plus a single space
> between words why not add the single space in to the split string and
> write

i forgot to mention that the comma seperated list comes from a text_area 
and may not include a whitespace after each ","

thank you all for your posts, i learned quite a lot about the many roads 
to rome that ruby (and regex) provides

p.s: maybe i should start another competiton ;)

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