Daniel Daniel - 4 months ago 14
Ruby Question

Ruby if statement multiple conditions not equal

I can't figure out why multiple if statement conditionals with not equals doesn't work. In

irb


2.3.0 :009 > H = Hash["a" => 100, "b" => 200, "c" => 1000, "d" => 2000]
=> {"a"=>100, "b"=>200, "c"=>1000, "d"=>2000}
2.3.0 :011 > H.each do |key, v|
2.3.0 :012 > if (key != "a") || (key != "b")
2.3.0 :013?> puts key
2.3.0 :014?> end
2.3.0 :015?> end
a
b
c
d
=> {"a"=>100, "b"=>200, "c"=>1000, "d"=>2000}
2.3.0 :016 > H.each do |key, v|
2.3.0 :017 > if key != "a" || key != "b"
2.3.0 :018?> puts key
2.3.0 :019?> end
2.3.0 :020?> end
a
b
c
d
=> {"a"=>100, "b"=>200, "c"=>1000, "d"=>2000}
2.3.0 :021 > H.each do |key, v|
2.3.0 :022 > if !(key == "a") || !(key == "b")
2.3.0 :023?> puts key
2.3.0 :024?> end
2.3.0 :025?> end
a
b
c
d
=> {"a"=>100, "b"=>200, "c"=>1000, "d"=>2000}


But this works:

2.3.0 :026 > H.each do |key, v|
2.3.0 :027 > if (key == "a") || (key == "b")
2.3.0 :028?> puts key
2.3.0 :029?> end
2.3.0 :030?> end
a
b
=> {"a"=>100, "b"=>200, "c"=>1000, "d"=>2000}


What am I missing here?

Answer

I think what you are trying to achieve, can be done by-

H.each do |key, v|
  if (key != "a") && (key != "b")
    puts key
  end
end

Note - || operator will return true if any of the two conditions is true.

Hope that helps.