I just picked up Ruby today after a friend mentioned Watir to me... So in my meager hours with the language, I have found something that has me completely STUMPED. I am trying to concat 3 strings together to form a URL. The URL happens to have some base64 in the middle of it. So I am using a method to encode the string I want in the URL and trying to concat the string back together. However, it seems to be displaying on two lines rather than one. require "base64" dec = 3251706 myURL = "http://warbook.workisboring.com/diplomacy/userPage... + Base64.encode64(dec.to_s()) + "\&secure=1&search=1;" puts myURL The output is this: http://warbook.workisboring.com/diplomacy/userPage... &secure=1&search=1; where as I need it to be all on one line to work...
on 2009-04-07 08:55
on 2009-04-07 09:06
Chris Mays wrote: > > > where as I need it to be all on one line to work... Try putting .chomp after the encode64() call: irb(main):004:0> Base64.encode64("foo") => "Zm9v\n" irb(main):005:0> Base64.encode64("foo").chomp => "Zm9v" No idea why encode64 puts the extra newline there... maybe someone else can explain.
on 2009-04-07 09:09
Joel VanderWerf wrote: > Try putting .chomp after the encode64() call: *exasperated sigh* such a simple explanation. Thanks