How to use split method in ruby

hi friends,

i have created a onject for string class, like

@news = String.new

and added contents using

@news >> somevalue

“somevalue” includes some alphabets, numbers, even whitespaces, special
characters.

now i need to seperate @news based on whitespace like

if @news contains 'kick the ball"
i need out put as, like

kick
the
ball
same if @ news contains 'kick the=“size” ball=“blue”"

i need to split and output should be like

           kick
           the
           ball

Some message : size
blue

how to solve this problem using ruby?

Thanks in advance…

On Dec 7, 2007, at 6:22 AM, dare ruby wrote:

           kick
           the
           ball

Some message : size
blue

I’m not sure I understand your question, but here is a guess on how
you might get the output you want.

str1 = "kick the ball" str2 = 'kick the="size" ball="blue"'

def my_split(str, msg)
str = str.gsub(/="/, ’ #’).split(/(?:"\s*)|\s/)
words, more = str.partition { |token| token[0] != ?# }
unless more.empty?
words << msg
words << more.map { |token| token.delete("#") }
end
words
end

puts my_split(str1, “MESSAGE 1”)
puts
puts my_split(str2, “MESSAGE 2”)

kick the ball

kick
the
ball
MESSAGE 2
size
blue

It’s not very elegant, but maybe it will work for you.

Regards, Morton

dare ruby wrote:

hi friends,

i have created a onject for string class, like

@news = String.new

and added contents using

@news >> somevalue

“somevalue” includes some alphabets, numbers, even whitespaces, special
characters.

now i need to seperate @news based on whitespace like

if @news contains 'kick the ball"
i need out put as, like

kick
the
ball
same if @ news contains 'kick the=“size” ball=“blue”"

i need to split and output should be like

           kick
           the
           ball

Some message : size
blue

how to solve this problem using ruby?

Thanks in advance…

Well, I’m still very new to Ruby, but I came across something similar
that I needed to do already. Maybe it can help you. If you do the
following:

news = ‘kick the=“size” ball=“blue”’
news_word_array = news.gsub(/["=]/ ’ ').split

It should return all of the words you are asking for in an array and
then you can call and arrange that data in whatever way you see fit.

Nigama

Thank you morton for spending your valuable time for me. its really have
been very useful for me.

regards
Martin

kick
the
ball
MESSAGE 2
size
blue

It’s not very elegant, but maybe it will work for you.

Regards, Morton

Thanks in advance…

Well, I’m still very new to Ruby, but I came across something similar
that I needed to do already. Maybe it can help you. If you do the
following:

news = ‘kick the=“size” ball=“blue”’
news_word_array = news.gsub(/["=]/, ’ ').split

It should return all of the words you are asking for in an array and
then you can call and arrange that data in whatever way you see fit.

Nigama

Gah! There’s no edit on this forum!!! Oh, right it’s also a mailing
list. :frowning:

Anyway, sorry if I’m sending too many messages, but I made a small error
in my code above and wanted to fix it.

news = ‘kick the=“size” ball=“blue”’
news_word_array = news.gsub(/["=]/, ’ ').split

hi nigama your code is working well in my application.

Thank you very much

regards,
martin

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