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Ruby Ruby Blocks Working With Blocks Implementing Block Methods

Barb Hawes
Barb Hawes
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Why is 'array' needed on line 17?

Perhaps I overlooked the explanation in the lecture. Is it related to the scope of the 'array' variable?

my_array.rb
class MyArray
  attr_reader :array
  def initialize
    @array = []
  end

  def push(item)
    array.push(item)
  end

  def each(&block)
    i = 0
    while i < array.length
      block.call(array[i])
      i += 1
    end
    array
  end
end

1 Answer

Hi Barb, the standard each method returns the original array so to replicate that functionality, the word array is added on line 17 as an implicit return of the original array.