warhero <beingthexemplarylists / gmail.com> wrote:

> how can I accomplish something like this in ruby:
> 
> pseudo code:
> 
> word = "picture"
> for( i = 0; i < word.length; i++ )
> {
>     puts( word.substr(i,1) )
> }
> 
> 
> ruby?
> 
> I've tried something like:
> 
> word = "picture"
> word.each { |char| puts char }
> 
> but that doesn't do what I am wanting. it ends up just putting the
> entire word "picture"
> 
> I've also tried:
> 
> word = "picture"
> for i in 0..word.length - 1
>  puts word[i]
> end
> 
> that just puts out ascii numbers..
> 
> I thought strings could be access like arrays?
> word = "picture"
> puts word[0] -> 116

What I do is this:

    the_string.scan(/./).each do |char|

However, do note that, as others have said, in Ruby 1.9 this will no
longer be necessary (though it will still work). m.

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