data record to object and object to data record mapping
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Source code: yesyes Module: R102
# data record to object and object to data record mapping
# Sample data
# A piece of french toast no 17
record =~ /\t.*\t/ or return nil
@fol = record.chomp.split "\t"
if @fol != becomes
@fol = becomes
@fol.join("\t") + "\n"
fhi = File.new("things.txt")
fho = File.new("betterthings.txt","w")
lyne = fhi.gets
lyne or break
thing = Thing.make lyne
if not thing
Here's an example of that running .. and a "diff" report showing how the new file
differs from the original
WomanWithCat:skyrubyleeds grahamellis$ ruby yesyes
WomanWithCat:skyrubyleeds grahamellis$ diff things.txt betterthings.txt
< A piece of french toast no 17
> A piece of french toast yes 17
< gendames no 10
> gendames yes 10
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