Double characters in string


#1

Hi,

I’m looking for a way to put a ‘X’ between all double characters in a
string. So if this would be the string: ‘hello, I just said hello’ would
be changed into ‘helXlo, I just said helXlo’.

I tried:

text = text.sub(/([a-z])\1/,’\1x\1’)

But this only changed the first double character…

Thanks in advance


#2

On Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 8:53 AM, Wouss B. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

But this only changed the first double character…
From ri:

------------------------------------------------------------- String#sub
str.sub(pattern, replacement) => new_str
str.sub(pattern) {|match| block } => new_str

 Returns a copy of _str_ with the _first_ occurrence of _pattern_
 replaced with either _replacement_ or the value of the block.

So it only replaces the first occurrence. Try gsub:

------------------------------------------------------------ String#gsub
str.gsub(pattern, replacement) => new_str
str.gsub(pattern) {|match| block } => new_str

 Returns a copy of _str_ with _all_ occurrences of _pattern_
 replaced with either _replacement_ or the value of the block

irb(main):001:0> “hello, I said hello”.gsub(/([a-z])\1/,’\1x\1’)
=> “helxlo, I said helxlo”

Jesus.