Analyzer.rb cannot run


#1

Hi, I’m kinda new to this programmin thing and I’m currently using
windows vista and it seems whenever I run this file:

line = File.readlines(“text.txt”)
lines_count = lines.size
text = lines.join
puts “#{line_count} lines”

It will show :

ruby C:/Users/administrator/analyzer.rb
*** WARNING *** Windows users should check the “Run process in terminal”
check box in the Debugger Preferences
to see STDOUT and STDERR output in real time.

C:/Users/administrator/analyzer.rb:2: undefined local variable or method
`lines’ for main:Object (NameError)

exit

and as you can see, there’s an error in the code but I can’t seem to
find out what. I have attached the text maybe someone can run it and
tell me what’s wrong?

Thanks,

Gen


#2

Genocide L. wrote:

Hi, I’m kinda new to this programmin thing and I’m currently using
windows vista and it seems whenever I run this file:

line = File.readlines(“text.txt”)
lines_count = lines.size
text = lines.join
puts “#{line_count} lines”

It will show :

ruby C:/Users/administrator/analyzer.rb
*** WARNING *** Windows users should check the “Run process in terminal”
check box in the Debugger Preferences
to see STDOUT and STDERR output in real time.

C:/Users/administrator/analyzer.rb:2: undefined local variable or method
`lines’ for main:Object (NameError)

exit

and as you can see, there’s an error in the code but I can’t seem to
find out what. I have attached the text maybe someone can run it and
tell me what’s wrong?

The error message does tell you exactly the problem: it’s on line 2 of
analyzer.rb, and the problem is that you referred to something called
“lines” but no such thing exists. That is, there is no local variable or
method called “lines”

On line 1 you created a local variable called “line”, not “lines” :slight_smile:

HTH,

Brian.


#3

Ha ha, okay, I realized now. I copied the codes wrong too. Anyhow, I got
it done awhile ago. Thankx yeah! :slight_smile:

P.S. what does HTH means… -.-


#4

On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 8:46 AM, Genocide L. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Ha ha, okay, I realized now. I copied the codes wrong too. Anyhow, I got
it done awhile ago. Thankx yeah! :slight_smile:

P.S. what does HTH means… -.-

In this group, it usually means “hope that helps”, or “hope that
helped”.

You can google internet acronyms to see some others in use. There’s
also a wiktionary page dedicated to such a thing:

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:Internet_slang

Todd