I am currently moving an application from Python to Ruby for a training
purpose and to learn Ruby. Inside this application I am parsing text
files delivered by news agencies. These follow more or less a
specification developed by the IPTC consortium. But back to the
At the momemt I use a concatenation of strings as an input for the
Regexp, but I asked myself wether I can use a HERE document, as it would
make things a lot clearer without all the these single and double
quotes around strings. But sadly inside a HERE document, the \n at the
end of a line are used by the regexp. Is it possible to write a HERE
document or something like that with \n inside, but afterwards the \n
the source are skipped?
Or may be there is an even better way to do it. I even think about
writing a bunch of methods to parse all the stuff without a regex.