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Ruby Ruby Operators and Control Structures Ruby Control Structures The Ruby Case Statement

Erik Nuber
Erik Nuber
20,629 Points

Case statement using and / or operators

I am wondering if CASE statements can also handle && / ||

I have tried and though it runs, it then always goes to the else statement. Since there isn't an actual console error, I am wondering it would thus be possible and I'm just missing something...

print "Enter name: "
name = gets.chomp

if name.upcase == "ERIK"
    puts "That's my name, too!"
  else
  puts "Hi #{name}!"
  end

print "Modify Your Name. Type 'uppercase' or 'reverse': "
answer = gets.chomp.upcase

case answer
when "UPPERCASE" || "UPPER" || "UP"
  puts "This is your name in uppercase: #{name.upcase}"
when "REVERSE" || "REV"
  puts "This is your name backwards: #{name.reverse}"
when "BOTH"
  puts "This is your name both backwards and in uppercase: #{name.upcase.reverse}"
  else
  puts "Ok, maybe later"
  end

2 Answers

Matt Coston
Matt Coston
18,425 Points

I am by no means a Ruby expert, but it does not appear that the CASE statement accepts || operators. See http://ruby-doc.org/docs/keywords/1.9/Object.html#method-i-case for more info. I did notice that the script ran perfectly except for the OR statements.

YuanHung Kuo
YuanHung Kuo
11,391 Points

Not sure if this question still confusing someone else like me. Just found a statement which may answer this question:

In a case statement, a "," is the equivalent of "||" in an if statement.

Hope this could give some help :)