On Apr 16, 3:25 am, Ron Fox <f... / nscl.msu.edu> wrote:
> Approach it as follows;
> 1. A loop that is not a .each loop that reads in user input
>     until the input is an empty line (that is size 0 after being chomped)
> 2. Then sort thearray.
> 3. Then a .each iteration through thearrayto output the contents.
>
> RF
>
> RoRNoob wrote:
> > Be warned - I'm new to Ruby and programming in general, so I'm sure
> > this will be a trivial question for most of you.
>
> > I'm currently working through the exercises in the book Learn to
> > Program by Chris Pine. At the end of each chapter Chris has a little
> > programming problem that the reader is asked to solve. I've been able
> > to follow along just fine up until tonight.
>
> > The problem in question is at the end of Chapter 8 (Arrays and
> > Iterators): I have to write a program that asks the user to type in as
> > many words as they want (one word per line, continuing until they just
> > press Enter on an empty line) and then repeat the words back to them
> > in alphabetical order.
>
> > The program lives in a .rb file and is executed and ran from the
> > terminal.
>
> > Here is my code:
>
> > alphalist = []
> > alphalist.each do |item|
> >   puts 'type words one at a time and I will alphabetize them for you.'
> >   alphalist.pushgets.chomp
> > end
> > puts alphalist.sort
>
> > When I run the .rb file, nothing happens. Any help is appreciated!

Cool - I will give that a try - thanks for your time everyone!