On Thu, May 8, 2008 at 10:43 AM, Colin Bartlett <colinb2r / googlemail.com> wrote:

>  In this situation is there any advantage to testing for "Integer" first,
>  instead of just using
>  newval = someValue if ( Float( someValue ) rescue false )
>
Sure is ;) you will know that it is an Integer. But I guess you do not
care, in that case no, just go for the Float() rescue idiom.
HTH
Robert