On Sat, 9 Feb 2002, Tobias Reif wrote:

	[...]
> http://www.itasoftware.com/careers/programmers.php

Not looked at this site yet...
>
> find.rb
> ----------8<----------
>
>
> @file_name = ARGV[0]
>
> @debug == false
>
> if ARGV[1] == 'd'
>    @debug = true
> end
>
> @word_list = open(@file_name, 'r') do |file|
>    file.readlines
     file.readlines.collect! {!x| x.chomp} # may be quicker??
> end
>
> @word_list = @word_list.map do |word|
>    word.chomp
> end
	[...]
I suspect that if you store the split(//) strings:

 @split_words = @words.split(//)

 then you can sae breaking the strings into chars all the time.
>
> Have fun,
> Tobi
>
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