String substitution?


#1

Hello,

Im working on a small rails app that uses a text editor component
(FCKEdit). In certain cases, the editor will add characters to my string
that I need to remove before I show the output.

For example, it will add ‘’ in front of any ‘"’ or ‘’ in my document.

I was checking out String.replace and String.gsub, but they both seem to
replace any element that matches the input string.

“hello”.gsub(/[aeiou]/, '’) #=> "hll*"

In my particular case, I need it to match the whole string for
substitution.

I worked out this code in order to substitute ‘"’ for ‘"’ and ‘\’ for
‘’:

<%= text.split(’"’).join(’"’).split("\\").join("\") %>

Im sure there’s gotta be some other way to make it work without breaking
it into arrays and rejoining.

Any help will be appreciated.
az


#2

On 4/27/07, Roberto R. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

“hello”.gsub(/[aeiou]/, '’) #=> "hll*"

In my particular case, I need it to match the whole string for
substitution.

I worked out this code in order to substitute ‘"’ for ‘"’ and ‘\’ for
‘’:

<%= text.split(’"’).join(’"’).split("\\").join("\") %>
First of all there is nothing wrong with this(1), I like it a lot,
however as you have asked;)

text.gsub(’"’,’"’).gsub("\\","\")

might indeed be considered a little bit more concise.

Funny how this pattern just matches my previous post in the string
replacement thread.

HTH
Robert
(1) With the exception of a trailing " or \"


#3

Robert D. wrote:

On 4/27/07, Roberto R. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

“hello”.gsub(/[aeiou]/, '’) #=> "hll*"

In my particular case, I need it to match the whole string for
substitution.

I worked out this code in order to substitute ‘"’ for ‘"’ and ‘\’ for
‘’:

<%= text.split(’"’).join(’"’).split("\\").join("\") %>
First of all there is nothing wrong with this(1), I like it a lot,
however as you have asked;)

text.gsub(’"’,’"’).gsub("\\","\")

might indeed be considered a little bit more concise.

Funny how this pattern just matches my previous post in the string
replacement thread.

HTH
Robert
(1) With the exception of a trailing " or \"

Indeed, I was trying to get a more concise alternative. Yours is
perfect.
Thanks