```On Sat, Jul 26, 2008 at 10:31 PM, Houston Barnett-gearhart
<americanpragmatic / gmail.com> wrote:
> i picked up ruby 2 days ago & have been bustlin' chris pine's "learn to
> program" tutorial, which goes over various aspects of ruby on a very
> fundamental level. up until today, i've had relatively no problem
> working out the exercises. but, as i expected, i've run into my first
> significant obstacle. the exercise is as follows, "write a deaf grandma
> program. whatever you say to grandma (whatever you type in), she should
> respond with 'huh?! speak up, sonny!", unless you shout it (type in all
> capitals). if you shout, she can hear you (or at least she thinks so)
> and yells back, 'no, not since 1938! to make your program really
> believable, have grandma shout a different year each time; maybe any
> year at random between 1930 and 1950."
>
> now, i have a pretty good idea which methods i should be using to have
> grandma respond with "huh!? speak up, sonny!" whenever something is said
> that is not in all capitals & i've got a firm grasp on the fact that for
> the "any year at random between 1930 & 1950" i'll need to use the rand
> method & define it as rand(21) + 1930. i've just been toying around with
> the little i know & haven't been able to get the result i want. i
> promise you i've toyed around with branching, looping, etc., but am
> still not able to get even remotely close to what the exercise asks of
> me.
>
> if anyone's able to get me started in the right direction, i'd
> appreciate it. there's also an extension to the exercise & it states,
> "what if grandma doesn't want you to leave? when you shout 'bye', she
> could pretend not to hear you. change your previous program so that you
> have to shout 'bye' three times in a row. make sure to test your
> program: if you shout 'bye' three times, but not in a row, you should
> still be talking to grandma." but, i'll worry about that after i've got
> the previous stuff squared away. thanks in advance.

I haven't looked at Pine's specific question, but I'd be a little
surprised if it's this simple...

s = some_string; s.upcase == s

Todd

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