If syntax confusion

I’m working on a problem and this works…

def no_repeats(year_start, year_end)

no_repeats = []
(year_start…year_end).each do |yr|
if no_repeat?(yr) == true
no_repeats << yr
end
end
no_repeats
end

def no_repeat?(year)

chars_seen = []
year.to_s.each_char do |char|
return false if chars_seen.include?(char)
chars_seen << char
end
return true
end

…yet this doesn’t work:

def no_repeat?(year)

chars_seen = []
year.to_s.each_char do |char|
if chars_seen.include?(char)
chars_seen << char
return false
end
end
return true
end

Any idea(s) why?

#confused

On Feb 18, 2014, at 6:09 PM, Gabe P. [email protected] wrote:

end
…yet this doesn’t work:
end

Any idea(s) why?

In the last example, how would characters ever get into the chars_seen
array?

If you want to eliminate the postfix if then you might write:

def no_repeat?(year)
  chars_seen = []
  year.to_s.each_char do |char|
    if chars_seen.include?(char)
      return false
    end
    chars_seen << char
  end
  return true
end

Hope this helps,

Mike

Mike S. [email protected]
http://www.stok.ca/~mike/

The “`Stok’ disclaimers” apply.

Because they are two different logic structures

Maybe

if chars_seen.include?(char)
return false
end
chars_seen << char

John

Thanks! Much appreciated.

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