On Jun 16, 2008, at 9:58, Tom Cloyd wrote:

> I want the string that's being processed, returned with or without  
> any transformations.


If you want to fall-back on something when something returns nil (or  
false), use the || operator:

debugger x.gsub!(y[0], y[1]) || x

-- 
a,b=%Q=Z,O^NPO\r4_PV\\PI\x15^-\x0\v=,email=%\%%%c\%115%%# Mikael  
Hoilund, CTO
okay=%#;hmm=(0...a.size).map{|i|((a[i]-email[i]+2)%128).# of Meta.io  
ApS from
chr}.join;!email.gsub!'o',"%c%c"%[3+?0.<<(2),?G.~@];aha=#############  
Denmark
hmm.scan(/#{'(.)'*5}/);!puts(email[1..-12]+aha.shift.zip(*aha).join)#  
Ruby <3