Josselin wrote:
> I wrote the following ruby statements..  I get the result I need , I
> tried to DRY it for 2 hours without being successfull ,
>
>       d = d.gsub(/\r\n/,' ')   # get rid of carriage return
>       d = d.gsub(/;/,' ')  # replace column by space
>       d = d.gsub(/,/,' ') # replace comma by space
>       a  = d.split(' ')   # split into component , space as divider

d = d.gsub( /\r\n|[;,]/, ' ' ).split