On May 26, 2008, at 9:39 PM, askingagain wrote:

> Dear all
>    I am learning Ruby. "The Ruby Way" has following example.
>
> irb(main):047:0> str = "Albert Einstein"
> => "Albert Einstein"
> irb(main):048:0> str.index(?E)
> => 7
> irb(main):049:0> str1 = "mathematics"
> => "mathematics"
> irb(main):050:0> flag1 = str1.include? ?e
> => true
> irb(main):051:0>
>
> What is ?E
>
> (Does ? above work like shell globbing?)
>
> I tried the FAQ online but could not get anything..
>
> TIA for any pointers/online help
>
> -- thx atul
>


cfp:~ > cat a.rb
p ?A
p 'A'[0]
p 65.chr



cfp:~ > ruby a.rb
65
65
"A"

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