Hi Chris,

> I have a vacuum fluorescent display in my office, and I've been
> messing around with it. Now that I've figured out how to communicate
> with the serial connection it's time for some fun.

aside the string hackery, will the comunication be done using ruby? ;P

On 2/2/07, Trans <transfire / gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> On Feb 2, 10:55 am, Rob Biedenharn <R... / AgileConsultingLLC.com>
> wrote:
> > On Feb 1, 2007, at 11:10 PM, Chris Shea wrote:
>
> > Good solutions already, but I had to chime in with one less clever
> > and without regexps.
> > I also didn't like "halve" as a name so I used "cleave".
> >
> > Enjoy!
> >
> > class String
> >    def cleave
> >      middle = self.length/2
> >      early = self.rindex(' ', middle)
> >      late = self.index(' ', middle)
>
> [snip]
>
> This is nice and versitle. One good augmentation might be...
>
>     def cleave(middle=nil)
>       middle ||= self.length/2
>
> T.
>
>
>


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