Include? won't find match even though it's in String

#removed_email_address@domain.invalid is in the string test12 which is a string of email
addresses #separated by newline characters
#puts test12 prints out very nice listing of all email addresses on a
separate #line including the aforementioned [email protected]
#I tried it with a test13 object in which I “slice!”(ed) everything out
#according to /[A-Za-z0-9_.%@-]+ / but I got the same results and puts
test13 #basically shows the same as test12 with the newline characters
removed which #was what I expected.

if(test12.include? “[email protected]”) then
puts “[email protected] found”
else
puts “[email protected] not found”
end
------> Outputs -----> ‘[email protected] found’

if(test12.include? “[email protected]”) then
puts “[email protected] found”
else
puts “[email protected] not found”
end
------->Outputs -------> ‘[email protected] not found’

This is so bizarre I can’t explain it… I even tried splicing out all
newline characters etc and I still get the same results. As soon as I
get to the second ‘c’ in cogec the string is not found in test12. Of
course my goal is to be able to find ‘[email protected]’ in the string
test12 since it is in the string test12.

(please note that I’ve changed the original email address to person in
order to protect privacy)

Please let me know if there is a solution to this problem or if you have
any ideas.

thanks in advance,
Dave.

Hi –

On Sat, 11 Jul 2009, David Charles wrote:

puts “[email protected] found”
------->Outputs -------> ‘[email protected] not found’

Please let me know if there is a solution to this problem or if you have
any ideas.

There has to be something going on beyond what you’re describing.
String#include? does work:

str = “[email protected]
=> “[email protected]

str.include?(“[email protected]”)
=> true

str.include?(“[email protected]”)
=> true

Can you post an entire irb session, or equivalent, where you’re
getting this problem, including showing the value of the whole string
(edited for privacy, of course :slight_smile:

David

On 10.07.2009 17:11, David Charles wrote:

puts "[email protected] found"

------->Outputs -------> ‘[email protected] not found’

Please let me know if there is a solution to this problem or if you have
any ideas.

thanks in advance,
Dave.

What Ruby version? Can you show the exact code to build the string
test12? It works for me even on 1.8:

$ irb
irb(main):001:0> s=<<STR
irb(main):002:0" foo
irb(main):003:0" bar
irb(main):004:0" [email protected]
irb(main):005:0" baz
irb(main):006:0" STR
=> “foo\nbar\[email protected]\nbaz\n”
irb(main):007:0> s.include? “[email protected]
=> true
irb(main):008:0> s.include? “[email protected]
=> true
irb(main):009:0>

I suggest to print the string with p to discover control characters you
might have in there.

Kind regards

robert

Hi, thanks for the help guys. I actually just resolved the problem.
It’s interesting how typing out the problem helped me solve it in this
case. I guess this should be a lesson to comment my code more
concisely. :slight_smile:

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