ok..nvrmind..  I think I got it:
time = Hash[*["min", "sec"].collect { |i| [i, Time.now.send(i)]}.flatten]

:-)


On 11/30/06, x1 <caldridge / gmail.com> wrote:
> Sorry --Subject was supposed to be "Need help creating hash from an array"
>
> On 11/30/06, x1 <caldridge / gmail.com> wrote:
> > What's the best way to make the first item below yield a hash instead
> > of an array in one line? I'm struggling :(
> >
> > #doesnt work
> > time = ["min", "sec"].collect {|i| {i=> Time.now.send(i).to_i}}
> > puts time.type # Array
> >
> > #works
> > time = ["min", "sec"].collect {|i| {i=> Time.now.send(i).to_i}}.first
> > puts time.type # Hash
> > puts time['min']
> >
> > Thanks in advance
> >
> >
>
>