Don't understand NoMethodError

Here is the code so far:

require 'rubygems' require 'fastercsv' require 'highline/import'

def ukquotes(the_string)
#RTF specific: converting double to single quotes
the_string.gsub! /\‘d2(.*)\‘d3/m, “\'d4$1\'d5”
the_string.gsub! /(\W)’/, “$1\'d4”
the_string.gsub! /’(\W)/, “\'d5$1”
the_string.gsub! /(\W)d"/, “$1\'d4”
the_string.gsub! /"(\W)/, “\'d5$1”
the_string.gsub! /(\w)’(\w)/, “$1\'d5$2”
end

def ukspell(the_string)
#Converting US to UK spelling
csvdata=File.open(“UK-US_spellingdiff.csv”, “r”)
FasterCSV.parse(csvdata) do |row|
usword, ukword = *row
the_string.gsub! /\b#{usword}\b/, ‘\b#{ukword}\b’
end
end

unless File.exists?(“UK-US_spellingdiff.csv”)
raise “CSV file does not exist”
break
end

if agree(“You are about to perform this edit list on #{Dir.pwd}.
Proceed?”, true)
directory = ask("Name of directory to write edited files to? ",
lambda{|q| q.gsub /\W/, ‘_’})
else
break
end

unless agree(“Will write to:#{Dir.pwd}/#{directory}. Proceed?”, true)
break
end

Dir.mkdir("#{Dir.pwd}/#{directory}")

Dir.glob("*.rtf").each do |filename|
newfile = File.open(filename, “r”){|f| f.read}.ukquotes.ukspell
newfilename = “CT_CW_”+ filename
File.open(directory/newfilename, “w”){|n| puts(newfile)}
end

Produces this error message:

cw-replace.rb:44: private method `ukquotes' called for # (NoMethodError) from cw-replace.rb:43:in `each'

On 05.07.2008 19:24, Michael L. wrote:

the_string.gsub! /\'d2(.*)\'d3/m, “\'d4$1\'d5”
FasterCSV.parse(csvdata) do |row|
if agree("You are about to perform this edit list on #{Dir.pwd}.

Dir.mkdir("#{Dir.pwd}/#{directory}")

Dir.glob("*.rtf").each do |filename|
newfile = File.open(filename, “r”){|f| f.read}.ukquotes.ukspell

^^^ error line

    from cw-replace.rb:43:in `each'

You’re defining #ukquotes in main (like a global function) but you use
it as an instance method. Either place it in class String or call it
like a function.

Cheers

robert

On 05.07.2008 19:33, Robert K. wrote:

Sorry for the noise. My newsreader fooled my.

robert

On Jul 5, 2008, at 12:24 PM, Michael L. wrote:

Here is the code so far:

newfile = File.open(filename, “r”){|f| f.read}.ukquotes.ukspell

Produces this error message:

cw-replace.rb:44: private method `ukquotes' called for # (NoMethodError) from cw-replace.rb:43:in `each'

In the line shown above, you read the contents of a file into a
String, then try to call the ukquotes() method on that String.

You didn’t define that method for Strings though. Instead, you
defined it to have the String passed in as an argument.

Thus, you probably want to rewrite that line as something like:

newfile = ukspell(ukquotes(File.read(filename)))

I hope that helps.

James Edward G. II

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