i want to make 'gkhj*&()' into 'gkhj',here is my code
 item='gkhj*&()'
  item=item.map{|echar|
  if /[a-z]/=~ echar then
    echar=echar
  else
    echar=''
  end}
  puts item
why i can't get what i want?
Any advice appriciated.
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