Hash behavior query

irb(main):001:0> d = [1,2,3,4]
=> [1, 2, 3, 4]
irb(main):002:0> h = Hash.new
=> {}
irb(main):003:0> h[d] = “hello”
=> “hello”
irb(main):004:0> h
=> {[1, 2, 3, 4]=>“hello”}
irb(main):005:0> h[d]
=> “hello”
irb(main):006:0> d.push(5)
=> [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
irb(main):007:0> h[d]
=> nil
irb(main):008:0> h
=> {[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]=>“hello”}
irb(main):009:0> d
=> [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
irb(main):010:0> h[d]
=> nil
irb(main):011:0> h.rehash
=> {[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]=>“hello”}
irb(main):012:0> h[d]
=> “hello”
irb(main):013:0>

Is this expected or a bug?

-abhisek

Hi –

On Wed, 30 May 2007, Abhisek Datta wrote:

irb(main):006:0> d.push(5)
=> {[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]=>“hello”}
irb(main):012:0> h[d]
=> “hello”
irb(main):013:0>

Is this expected or a bug?

You’ve pretty much reproduced the documented example from the source
code, so I’d say it’s expected :slight_smile:

David

On 5/30/07, [email protected] [email protected] wrote:

irb(main):004:0> h
=> [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

You’ve pretty much reproduced the documented example from the source
code, so I’d say it’s expected :slight_smile:
… and furthermore was there not somebody asking whether to prefer
Strings or Symbols as hash keys.
I think the example above gives you some hints, – sometimes Strings
are still a good choice, but only sometimes.

Cheers
Robert

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