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Ruby

Whenever we print something out to the screen using the puts method, internally Ruby is calling to string on it or to_s.

Hi,

Whenever we print something out to the screen using the puts method, internally Ruby is calling to string on it or to_s.

Could you explain about "internally Ruby is calling to string on it" in detail?

Thanks, Ross

1 Answer

Hi Ross!

What this means is that Ruby takes whatever parameter you are supplying the 'puts' function and, behind the scenes, converting it to a string. This is something that Ruby does for you so you don't have to go through the trouble of doing it every time on your own. Programming languages often do helpful things for this like us behind the scenes.

I hope that this helped you out and happy holidays!

-Luke