On Sun, Apr 26, 2009 at 4:11 PM, Robert Dober <robert.dober / gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 26, 2009 at 10:56 PM, James Gray <james / grayproductions.net> wrote:
>> On Apr 26, 2009, at 3:48 PM, Martin Sharon wrote:
>>
>>> Hi there:
>>>
>>> I have a line, the format is like this
>>> "num_of_item item1 item2...item_n" for example
>>>
>>> "3 Tokyo Newyork Paris"
>>>
>>> I want ruby parse this format, extract these keywords and save them in
>>> an array.
>>> I googled and search many forums, but can't find any matches.
>>>
>>> Would anyone give me any ideas??
>>
>> If you just need to bust up the words via the spaces, this should probably
>> work for you:
>>
>>>> items = "3 Tokyo Newyork Paris".split[1..-1]
>> => ["Tokyo", "Newyork", "Paris"]
>
> This is another opportunity to show Ruby's versatile style, e.g. functional
>
> _, *items = "3 .a b c".split

I like...

(items = my_item_list).split.shift

Both you and I have examples, though, that do not return what the
statement using [1..-1] does.  Mine, returns 3.  Ah well, "items"
exists, though :)

Todd