[Pdx-pm] Answer to Ruby question

Ovid poec at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 14 12:03:24 CST 2002

--- Phil Tomson <ptkwt at aracnet.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Good meeting this evening...
> Someone asked me a question about what happens in Ruby when you have a 
> typo in your variable name and try to assign an undefined variable to 
> another like so:
> astring = "this is a string"
> b = asting
> When you try to run ruby on this, ruby reports:
> undefined.rb:2: undefined local variable or method `asting' for 
> #<Object:0x401d9ce0> (NameError)


Thanks for the answer on that!  It seems like an obvious way to go about it.

I'd recommend other Perl Mongers check out Ruby.  It's a great language.


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