# Methods and scope - (noob alert)

This block of code works and it’s easy to see why:-

p "gimme two numbers. first : "
x = gets.chomp
p "second : "
y = gets.chomp
out = x.to_i + y.to_i
p out
end

This next lot --doesn’t-- and I get the feeling that it has something to
do with scope, maybe within the case block. Am I right?

def
test_gets_positive p "gimme a number : "

case
when n < 0
puts “this number is -ve. i ain’t gonna play no more! STOP!”
exit
when n = 0
print " this number is +ve! this it’s square:"
p n*n
end
end

test_gets_positive

wtf has happened to n?

Regards,

John M.
MSc (DIC)
+44 7739 171 531

``````print " this number is +ve! this it\'s square:"
p n*n
``````

end
end

test_gets_positive

wtf has happened to n?

In this code the line:
when n = 0
looks wrong
Shouldn’t it be:
when n >= 0

Andrew T.
[email protected]
082 415 8283
skype: andrewtimberlake

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”
–Mark Twain

Sheesh! All is working now and I can move along ty! This is all that
I wanted to do:-

def grab_spit_number_case
p "enter a digit : "
gets.chomp
number = \$_.to_i
puts number
p number.class

case
when number < 0
p “this number is -ve. can’t play: STOP!”
when number == 0
p “can't do much with a Zero. You sure you gave me a +ve number?”
when number > 0
p “this is your number: #{number} and this is it’s
square#{number*number}”
else p “what number did you pass to me exactly? can’t seem to
determine it”
end
end

grab_spit_number_case

On Mon, 21 Jan 2008 00:10:50 +0900
“Andrew T.” [email protected] wrote:

``````print " this number is +ve! this it\'s square:"
``````

when n = 0
–Mark Twain

Regards,

John M.
MSc (DIC)
+44 7739 171 531

On Jan 20, 8:33 am, John M. [email protected] wrote:

Sheesh! All is working now and I can move along ty! This is all that I wanted to do:-

p “this is your number: #{number} and this is it’s square#{number*number}”

FYI, the word “it’s” is only used for the contraction of “it is”; the
possessive form is always simply “its”. Understandable confusion,
since the possessive of most other nouns does use the apostrophe. (As
in “the dog’s house” or “Phrogz’s annoying English pedantry”.)