Re: nuby: %w to understand quotes


#1

Justin C. [mailto:removed_email_address@domain.invalid] :

In that case, wouldn’t it be easier to just do

[“sample”, “short sample”, "there is quite a number of strings longer

than this"]

that’s what i’m doing now (instead of escaping). But as much as
possible, I would like to quote only when needed.

Right now,

irb(main):004:0* %w{test this is a test}
=> [“test”, “this”, “is”, “a”, “test”]
irb(main):005:0> %w{test “this is” “a test”}
=> [“test”, ““this”, “is””, ““a”, “test””]
irb(main):006:0>

The quotes have no use. Maybe ruby 1.9 can make use of them.

kind regards -botp


#2

On Sunday 23 April 2006 08:30 pm, Botp wrote:

Justin C. [mailto:removed_email_address@domain.invalid] :

In that case, wouldn’t it be easier to just do

[“sample”, “short sample”, "there is quite a number of strings longer

than this"]

that’s what i’m doing now (instead of escaping). But as much as possible, I
would like to quote only when needed.

But why? %w is intended as a shortcut when everthing is a single word.
For
anything else, use quotes.