On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 10:43 PM, Bruce Palmer <lists / ruby-forum.com> wrote:

> I don't know what I was thinking before, brain fart perhaps, but I was
> unnecessarily converting back and forth between string and integer.

> names = name1.length + name2.length + name3.length

Or just:   (name1 + name2 + name3).length
Or:          [name1, name2, name3].join.length

> puts 'There are ' + names.to_s + ' character\'s in your name!'

Uh, there's no apostrophe in the plural of "character". FWIW.
(Sorry, personal pet peeve.)

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