```"David A. Black" <dblack / wobblini.net> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:Pine.LNX.4.44.0312190524460.4320-100000 / wobblini...
> Hi --
>
> On Fri, 19 Dec 2003, Robert Klemme wrote:
>
> >
> > "David A. Black" <dblack / wobblini.net> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
> > news:Pine.LNX.4.44.0312181612570.29763-100000 / wobblini...
> > >   irb(main):001:0> def two; return 1,2; end
> > >   => nil
> > >   irb(main):002:0> a,b = two
> > >   => [1, 2]
> > >   irb(main):003:0> a
> > >   => 1
> > >   irb(main):004:0> b
> > >   => 2
> > >
> > > That might be the best way if you don't need to deal with the two
> > > values as a pair beyond getting them back from the method.
> >
> > Even if you need to deal with them as pair this is the appropriate
method:
>
> Do you mean: even if you don't need to deal... ?
>
> > irb(main):001:0> def two; return 1,2; end
> > => nil
> > irb(main):002:0> all = two
> > => [1, 2]
> > irb(main):003:0>
>
> I'm not sure what you mean by appropriate.  Can you elaborate?

Sorry for the delay.  I meant "return a,b" is the appropriate idiom for
accessing single values as well as for accessing all values in an array.  Of
course you can do "return [a,b]" as well.  So with the definition above you
can do "x,y = two()" as well as "z = two()" where z is an array.

Regards

robert

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