I can’t believe this hasn’t been answered a thousand times, but I can’t
seem to find the answer in the group archive.
I am parsing a string into @text (i.e. abc.def) I want to save the
part before the dot into @firstpart . For example:
@text << "a" @text << "b" @text << "c" next char is "." so @firstpart = @text
then @text << “.”
@text << “d”, etc
The problem is, this doesn’t work. @firstpart apparently is a
pointer to @text and continues to receive the characters. Freezing
@firstpart doesn’t work because then @text << produces a freeze error.
There doesn’t appear to be a “copy” method for string, so how do I do
Sometimes the obvious eludes us…