On Tue, Dec 16, 2003 at 07:16:23AM +0900, Ron Coutts wrote:
> file = File.open("ordinal")
> while file.gets
>   print if /third/ .. /fifth/
> End
> 
> Unfortunately this code snippet is buggy as it prints out all ten lines
> of the file, not just lines three through five as mentioned in the book.
> So I'm still stuck on this problem.  

That's one of the things that changed between Ruby 1.6 (which is what's
documented in the Pickaxe book) and 1.8.  There's a list of the changes here:

ftp://ftp.ruby-lang.org/pub/ruby/1.8/changes.1.8.0

You can use the example with one small modification:
replace the bare regexes with ~ + regex: 

	file = File.open("ordinal")
	while file.gets
	    print if ~/third/ .. ~/fifth/
	end

-Mark