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Ruby Ruby Collections Ruby Arrays Ruby Arrays

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...

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rowend rowend
rowend rowend
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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.