On 22 May 2012 15:31, Doug Jolley <lists / ruby-forum.com> wrote:

> Frequently hash values are a mixture of object types.  In the case at
> issue, the various values of a particular hash may be either strings or
> an array of strings.  As I iterate through the hash to process the
> respective values, I need to process a string value differently from the
> way that I process a value that is an array.  My question is:  How do I
> determine the object type of the respective values so that I can channel
> it to the proper processing mechanism?
>

Probably the easiest way is:
http://ruby-doc.org/core-1.9.3/Object.html#method-i-kind_of-3F

You might also want to consider:
http://ruby-doc.org/core-1.9.3/Object.html#method-i-respond_to-3F


>
> I apologize.  I'm sure that I should be able to find the answer to this
> question; but, I don't know what search criteria to use.
>
> Thanks for any input.
>
>     ...doug
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