Value returned from code block


#1

I’ve read that in Ruby the value returned from a code block is the
value of the last expression executed. Is it so? If Yes, I don’t
understand the value returned by the following code block!

def clistIter
	clist = [1, 2, 3]
	clist.each do |elem|
		yield(elem)
	end
end

clistIter { |e| print e }

## output in irb:
## 123 => [1, 2, 3]
##
## returned value:
## => [1, 2, 3]

Can someone explain how come an array is returned as result?


#2

I’ve read that in Ruby the value returned from a code block is the
value of the last expression executed. Is it so? If Yes, I don’t
understand the value returned by the following code block!
<…>
## returned value:
## => [1, 2, 3]

Can someone explain how come an array is returned as result?

In ruby 1.8 assignment always returns rvalue.

Regards,
Rimantas


#3

Can someone explain how come an array is returned as result?

In ruby 1.8 assignment always returns rvalue.

I should have read more carefully. What I said is true, but has
nothing to do with
your case, sorry for the noise.

Regards,
Rimantas


#4

On 25.12.2006 18:08, Spitfire wrote:

clistIter { |e| print e }

## output in irb:
## 123 => [1, 2, 3]
##
## returned value:
## => [1, 2, 3]

Can someone explain how come an array is returned as result?

Because #each ignores all return values from the block (it is invoked
once per element visited) and chooses to return self. This is how it
could look like internally (it’s coded in C of course):

class Array
def demo_each
for i in 0…length
yield self[i]
end
self
end
end
=> nil

[1,2,3].demo_each {|e| p e; 666}
1
2
3
=> [1, 2, 3]

Kind regards

robert