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On Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 1:24 PM, Mark Watson <mark.watson / gmail.com> wrote:

> I don't usually worry too much about efficiency unless runtime
> performance becomes an issue so I use a_string.split.join(' ') to
> remove extra spaces because the code is short and readable.
>
> This is certainly inefficient. What is the fastest idiom for this
> operation?
>
I was looking at the docs the other day and stumbled across String#squeeze.
You might try benchmarking that.

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