Easy question about inspect method


#1

When I use myarray.inspect, the result has some odd asymmetrical
formatting, like:
#nil, “role_id”=>“1”, “last”=>“Normal”, “first”=>“Norman”, “id”=>“17”}>

what is the significance of the # at the start, and the } and > at the
end of this myarray.inspect result?

thanks in advance

Les


#2

On 4/7/06, Les N. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Les


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Looks like
(1) myarray is an Object having an instance method being a Hash
(2) the # looks like a value of the hash is a method :nil
(3) and it looks like the output was cut before the “#”

There is an alternative of course:

class Array
def inspect
#nil, “role_id”=>“1”, “last”=>“Normal”, “first”=>“Norman”,
“id”=>“17”}>”
end
end

which I consider unlikely

Cheers
Robert

Deux choses sont infinies : l’univers et la bêtise humaine ; en ce qui
concerne l’univers, je n’en ai pas acquis la certitude absolue.

  • Albert Einstein

#3

Typo(1) myarray is an Object having an instance method being a Hash
==>
( 1) myarray is an Object having an instance being a Hash

How luck I proofread my posts after posting them, a practice I can only
reccommend.

Sorry for the noise