From: Raj Singh [mailto:neeraj.jsr / gmail.com] 
# length = 20
# text = ' This forum is connected to a mailing list that is read by
# thousands of people.'
# text.split[0..length]
# I looked at the split api but can't understand how the above code is
# working.

Hi Raj,

u didn't show what you wanted.

so (i guess :), maybe you want string#[] or string#slice instead,

length=20
#=> 20

text = ' This forum is connected to a mailing list that is read by thousands of people'
#=> " This forum is connected to a mailing list that is read by thousands of people"

text[0,length]
#=> " This forum is conne"

text[0..length-1]
#=> " This forum is conne"

text[length..-1]
#=> "cted to a mailing list that is read by thousands of people"

kind regards -botp