find(p1 = v1) public

Passes each entry in enum to block. Returns the first for which block is not false. If no object matches, calls ifnone and returns its result when it is specified, or returns nil otherwise.

If no block is given, an enumerator is returned instead.

(1..10).detect  {|i| i % 5 == 0 and i % 7 == 0 }   #=> nil
(1..100).detect {|i| i % 5 == 0 and i % 7 == 0 }   #=> 35
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April 1, 2009
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Returns the element, not block result

Enumerable#find will always return the element that is found, not the result of the block provided.

February 12, 2015
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Example is a Bug!

Why is the example showing the use of the #detect method and not #find? Boggles the mind!

November 17, 2015
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Find and Detech are the same

@rubynooby: #find and #detect are aliases of the same underlying method. You can use them interchangeably to provide additional readability to your code (find an element to use it or detect if an element is present to do something).