On Mon, 27 Nov 2000, Dave Thomas wrote:

> On the Hash front, I'm starting to think it would be useful to have
> 
>    Hash.from_array(ary, value)
> 
> which was equivalent to
> 
>    def Hash.from_array(ary, value = 1)
>       h = {}
>       if block_given?
>         ary.each {|k| h[k] = yield(k,value) }
>       else
>         ary.each {|k| h[k] = value }
>       end
>       h
>    end

What about a to_h method for arrays?  I mention this mainly for the
sake of symmetry with other to_* methods.  Then again, such a method
may violate some principle of design: it does seem slightly wrong for
Array to "know" how to generate a hash (whereas not strange for Hash
to know how to create itself from an array).


David

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