Ville Aine wrote:

>David Garamond <lists / zara.6.isreserved.com> wrote in message news:<40025921.4090603 / zara.6.isreserved.com>...
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>># is there a #pairs method which returns [[k1,v1], [k2,v2], ...} or
>># something similar?
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>Hash#to_a does just that:
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>irb(main):003:0> {:a => 1, :b => 2}.to_a
>=> [[:a, 1], [:b, 2]]
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yes, but converting the whole hash to an array is inefficient (for big 
hashes), that's why he doesn't want to use this.