Help with neophyte code

Hello team,

I have couple questions about the following code.

  1. The break is taking me out of the two loops. I just want to exit
    the inner loop, continuing with the NEXT “e1” value.
  2. Since the two lists are sorted, it will be nice to continue within
    the inner loop where the last values matched.
  3. Each short list (f1) record, contains single words and the size is
    1/8 of the long list.
  4. Each long list (f2) record has multiple words, anything from 4 to

However, the matching values are ALWAYS the first word.

# NOTE: the two files are already sorted in ascending order

f1 = “/ruby/2013/list1short”
f2 = “/ruby/2013/list2long”

f1Array = File.readlines(f1)
f2Array = File.readlines(f2)

f1Array.each do |e1|

Do something here

f2Array.each do |e2|
# Do something here
if e2.include?(e1) then
puts “e1: #{e1}”
puts “e2: #{e2}”
break # NOTE: Here I want to exit this inner loop and pick
the
next “e1”

end #if
end # f2
end # f1

Any help will be appreciated.

Thank you

break only exits the inner loop. If it appears to be breaking both
loops, there’s something else going on.

Sorry, the problem was between the chair and the keyboard.

Thank you

Ruby S. wrote in post #1124852:

Sorry, the problem was between the chair and the keyboard.

Thank you

Classic IT problem :wink:

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