Adam Prescott wrote in post #997841:
> On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 9:56 PM, Kevin <darkintent / gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I'm trying to generate a random set of strings to fill a database with that
>> match the following pattern:  /^([A-Z]|[a-z]|-)+$/
>>
>> The array I'm trying to create must contain strings that look like
>> "A12-34-4567" and be exactly ten characters long
>
>
> How's this?
>
> characters = ("A".."Z").to_a + ("a".."z").to_a # there is a shortcut to
> this
> in 1.9, but it escapes me.
> characters << "-"
>
> 10.times.map { a << b.sample }
>
> Sure there's a quicker way.
>
> By the way, /[A-Z|[a-z]|-/ is equivalent to /[A-Za-z-]/.


Of course with all your misnamed/non-existent variables, that code won't 
run.  Atrocious.

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