Welcome to the Treehouse Community

The Treehouse Community is a meeting place for developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels to get support. Collaborate here on code errors or bugs that you need feedback on, or asking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project. Join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today. (Note: Only Treehouse students can comment or ask questions, but non-students are welcome to browse our conversations.)

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and a supportive community. Start your free trial today.

Ruby Ruby Collections Ruby Hashes Hash Methods

SY LOC
SY LOC
3,233 Points

hash.inspect

What does 'hash.inspect' do again? Why do we need it. If I just type, 'puts "Hash: #{hash}". It does the same thing.

1 Answer

Tom Sager
Tom Sager
18,987 Points

hash.inspect returns a string, and you can do anything you want with it, e.g. hash_as_string = hash.inspect

puts "#{hash}" prints the hash and returns null.

Tom Sager
Tom Sager
18,987 Points

Can you please vote this answer up, or perhaps 'best answer'? Thanks!