Heya

On Jan 23, 2008 6:49 PM, JacobC2 <jacobc2 / gmail.com> wrote:
> I am writing a program that reads a text file and then dumps it into a
> mysql database, the problem that I am having is that the array has
> illegal characters in it so I need to do an escape_string or something
> on it.  but how could I do this on an array?
>

You can use map! or collect! or their non-destructive brothers map and
collect. collect/map apply a method to each element in the array and
return a new array with the results.

# lines is some array
escaped = lines.map { |element| some_mysql_escape(element) }