2007/12/5, Johnathan Smith <stu_09 / hotmail.com>:
> hi
>
> im writing a class which so far:
>
> - reads a text file
> - and prints out the the number of Tags it encounters
>
> however now i want to create an empty hash every time it encounters a
> tag
> line, and if it encounters any other field, put the field and the
> related
> value in the hash, using the field name as the key
>
> im unsure of how to go about this
> any help or pseudo code would be greatly appreciated
> my code is provided below
>
> thanks
>
> .txt file
>
> Tag: ref1
> Type: Book
> Author: Little, S R
>
> Tag: ref2
> Type: Journal
> Author: Smith, J
>
> Tag: ref3
> Type: Conference Paper
> Author: Williams, M
>
> ruby file:
>
> #
> #
>   require 'getoptlong'
>
>   opts = GetoptLong.new(
>     ['--style', '-n', GetoptLong::NO_ARGUMENT ],
>     ['--database', '-i', GetoptLong::REQUIRED_ARGUMENT]
>   )
>
>   $linecount = 0
>
>   opts.each do |opt, arg|
>     case opt
>       when '--style'
>          require arg
>       when '--database'
>     end
>   end
> #
> #
> #
> # process options
> #
> #
> #
>   File.open('reference.txt').each do |line|
>     if line =~ /^tag:/i
>       $linecount += 1
>     end
>   end
>     puts $linecount
> --
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Cheers

robert

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