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On 1/30/07, Tom Pollard <tomp / earthlink.net> wrote:
>
>
> On Jan 29, 2007, at 5:25 PM, Wolfgang NŠŇasi-Donner wrote:
> > Summary - in the near future you will habe a lot of powerful new
> > features in
> > Ruby's pattern matching facilities.
>
> Thanks very much that report!  Now I'll just have to decide whether
> to wait until 1.9 rolls out, or find some other way to port my code
> in the meantime.
>
> Tom
>

What I do might be enough for your purpose

 S=Struct.new(:key, :value)
=> S
irb(main):002:0>  r=%r{(\w+)\s*=\s*(.*)}
=> /(\w+)\s*=\s*(.*)/
irb(main):003:0> m= r.match("name = Tom Pollard")
=> #<MatchData:0xb7dfbb5c>
irb(main):004:0> s=S.new(*m.captures)
=> #<struct S key="name", value="Tom Pollard">
irb(main):005:0> s.key
=> "name"
irb(main):006:0>  s.value
=> "Tom Pollard"

this could easily be wrapped into a class BTW.

HTH
Robert

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