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Why does array = Array.new(3, "Jason") result in ["Jason", "Jason", "Jason"]?
At first glance, I assumed that the array would contain the integer 3 and the string "Jason" but then I realized it was using parentheses rather than brackets, so does that mean that when parenthesis are used on Array.new, if it has an integer than a string, the integer is determining the number of times the string belongs in the array? I guess that's described in the Ruby docs under common gotchas... but I don't think it was explained in the video...
rowend rowend2,926 Points
It was not explained in the video. But as you mention in docs you can find the new method can receive 2 parameters: The first type numeric will reflect the length of the array. The second will reflect the value to fill the array.