On May 23, 8:29    
> Hi,
>
> In message "Re: string decrement"
> on Mon, 24 May 2010 08:30:06 +0900, Darryl Brown <d-l-br... / roadrunner.com> writes:
>
> |Is there a method to decrement a string?
>
> Defining decrement behavior for strings is much more difficult than
> you might expect.    >
> matz.

Hello Matz,

This is quite an honor.

I was facing a minor problem using ruby for some data
collection by writing results to excel. I have since
solved this by offsetting my start column by one cell.

This eliminates my original need to decrement the column.

Have also learned that excel cells can be expressed numerically
as well.


Thanks,
Darryl