Learn Ruby
What is nil
12.1
Lesson

What is nil

nil is a special thing in Ruby. It represents empty or nothing.

If we ask for a value from an array and that value is not there then we get nil.

There is no 10th element in the array. So the array returns nil. It means the 10th element is nothing.

Similarly let’s try to get a value from a hash for which key is not there.

The hash does not have the key c. So the hash returns a nil.