Brian,


On 2011-03-21 00:21, Brian Candler wrote:
>> "#{a}.#{b}.#{c}.#{d}".to_i.freeze
>
> I don't think that does what you expect. Try it in irb.


Oops! . . forgot to take the dots out . .

In any case, in the actual live script (as opposed to the test script) I 
did the same comparison of:

$recs[ "#{$seed_pre}.#{$seed_post}.#{$seed}.#{sgen}".freeze ] = $iarr
$recs[ "#{$seed_pre}#{$seed_post}#{$seed}#{sgen}".to_i.freeze ] = $iarr

and unfortunately there was no real difference because of the amount of 
other processing that happens inside the loops . .

Thanks,

Phil.
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