in VB, '=' can means both assignment and equality, so the following does
what you expect:
>>if line[i]="'"
in ruby, you want '==' for equality (and '=' for assignment), so the above
line should be
>>if line[i]=="'"



On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 4:17 AM, Roland Klein overmeer <
roland / kleinovermeer.nl> wrote:

> Hello All,
>
> I'm a newbie, just started programming Ruby about 1 month ago. Have lots
> of experience with vb so the programming concepts are clear to me. I'm
> building a script that is using the sample stream of the Twitter API and
> insert it into MySQL for analysis. The problem is, that some of the
> tweets have a ' in them. I want to replace them with '' so insert into
> SQL is not a problem. I have written some piece of code trying to get
> this to work, but the output replaces every letter with ''. This is the
> code:
>
> if line.include?"'"
>   result=""
>   teller=line.length-1
>   for i in 1..teller do
>      if line[i]="'"
>         result=result + "''"
>      else
>         result=result + line[i]
>      end
>   end
>   line=result
> end
>
> What am I doing wrong?
>
> Thanks,
> Roland
>
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>
>