ah....doh...thanks for that!

<dblack / superlink.net> wrote in message
news:Pine.LNX.4.44.0303261720580.7205-100000 / candle.superlink.net...
> Hi --
>
> On Thu, 27 Mar 2003, Nick wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > Why does the following give me a problem:
> >
> > def calc(inValue)
> >
> >  if(inValue =~ /^([-+]?[0-9]+)([CF])$/)
> >   InputValue = $1
> >   InputType = $2
> >  end
> > end
> >
> > calc('22C')
> >
> > Error reported is:
> >
> > RegExp.rbw:24: dynamic constant assignment
> >   InputType = $2
>
> It gives that error message because you've dynamically assigned to a
> constant :-)  Names beginning with uppercase letters are constants.
> Try input_value and input_type.
>
>
> David
>
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>