Oh, and you may need the block mode of #gsub
On Mar 13, 2014 7:49 AM, "Matthew Kerwin" <matthew / kerwin.net.au> wrote:

> \1 isn't a variable name, it's a string escape sequence. It will only work
> inside a string. Try either map['\1'] or map[$1]
>
> (I just woke up so my head may still be cloudy.)
> On Mar 13, 2014 6:14 AM, "Arup Rakshit" <lists / ruby-forum.com> wrote:
>
>> map = { "arup" => "1989"}
>> puts "arup".gsub(/(arup)rakshit/, map[\1] )
>>
>> # ~> -:2: syntax error, unexpected $undefined, expecting ']'
>> # ~> puts "arup".gsub(/(arup)rakshit/, map[\1] )
>> # ~>
>>
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