How to execute a break in a loop via user input

Hi all,

i am a complete noobie here to Ruby and programming in general.

I was looking for the best way to break a loop using “user input” via
gets.

I have a loop running that needs to be broken when the user hits a
specified key.

What would be the best way to go about this?

Thank your for your time and attention and sorry for such a “noobie”
question!

WPPK

Thomas W. wrote:

What would be the best way to go about this?

Thank your for your time and attention and sorry for such a “noobie”
question!

WPPK

There is no best way, here are 2 ways to mull over, first way gives you
an idea
of how to break out of a loop. The 2ns way show use of a do/while loop,
that
test for the loop condition is done at the end, not the start.

while(true)
c = gets
break if c.chomp == ‘x’
end

or

begin
c = gets.chomp
end while c != 'x


Kind Regards,
Rajinder Y.

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Thomas W. wrote:

Hi all,

i am a complete noobie here to Ruby and programming in general.

I was looking for the best way to break a loop using “user input” via
gets.

I have a loop running that needs to be broken when the user hits a
specified key.

…and then hits return? Otherwise, you are getting into advanced
stuff.

Hi,

Am Mittwoch, 14. Okt 2009, 11:55:50 +0900 schrieb Rajinder Y.:

Thomas W. wrote:

I have a loop running that needs to be broken when the user hits a
specified key.

There is no best way, here are 2 ways to mull over, first way gives you an
idea of how to break out of a loop. The 2ns way show use of a do/while
loop, that test for the loop condition is done at the end, not the start.

Be aware that pressing Ctrl-D (Unix) makes gets return nil, not a
string.

while(true)
c = gets
break if c.chomp == ‘x’
end

loop do
c = gets
break if not c or c.chomp == ‘x’
end

begin
c = gets.chomp
end while c != 'x

begin
c = gets.to_s.chomp
end while c != 'x

Bertram

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