abbrev(pattern = nil) public

Calculates the set of unambiguous abbreviations for the strings in self.

require 'abbrev'
%w{ car cone }.abbrev
#=> {"ca" => "car", "con"=>"cone", "co" => "cone",
     "car"=>"car", "cone" => "cone"}

The optional pattern parameter is a pattern or a string. Only input strings that match the pattern or start with the string are included in the output hash.

%w{ fast boat day }.abbrev(/^.a/)
#=> {"fas"=>"fast", "fa"=>"fast", "da"=>"day",
     "fast"=>"fast", "day"=>"day"}

See also Abbrev.abbrev

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July 27, 2009
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Include the 'abbrev' module

To get this access to this method you must:

require 'abbrev'