Forum: Ruby nil.match vs nil.=~

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5e7b759194d86939d23a716ad88d92dc?d=identicon&s=25 Kk Kk (sevk)
on 2014-05-08 04:11
a = nil

if a =~ /a/

if a.match /a/
  #why error ?
14b5582046b4e7b24ab69b7886a35868?d=identicon&s=25 Joel Pearson (virtuoso)
on 2014-05-08 21:08
Because match is not defined on NilClass, but =~ is defined on Object,
which is the superclass of NilClass.
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