What is the purpose of "#{$0}"?

when I run this snippet,

puts “I’m the #{$0} script.”

I can see the output like,

I’m the exercise.rb script.

Here, I realized that “#{$0}” interpolated the exercise.rb into the
String.

How does it happened?
I see only empty string while using “#{$1}”.

Selvag R. wrote in post #1143349:

when I run this snippet,

puts “I’m the #{$0} script.”

I can see the output like,

I’m the exercise.rb script.

Here, I realized that “#{$0}” interpolated the exercise.rb into the
String.

How does it happened?
I see only empty string while using “#{$1}”.

Well, it’s different than with shell scripts: $1 stores the first
capturing group of a regex match. If you want script arguments you’ll
have to look in ARGV. For some applications also ARGF is useful.

Btw. with global variables you can even do this:

puts “I’m the #$0 script.”

Kind regards

robert

You will not see value in $1 until you have matched some Regexp.
And to answer why it happens: when you use double quotes, code inside
#{} is parsed and the result is converted to string. So if $1 is nil,
then nil.to_s == ‘’ .

Damián M. González wrote in post #1143363:

You will not see value in $1 until you have matched some Regexp.
And to answer why it happens: when you use double quotes, code inside
#{} is parsed and the result is converted to string. So if $1 is nil,
then nil.to_s == ‘’ .

So, How does “#{$0}” shows current file name?

$0 is defined by the interpreter when Ruby starts. It is one of the
handy “predefined global variables” put there to make Ruby programming
simpler.

It is not related Regexp like $1, $2, etc.

Joel P. wrote in post #1143803:

$0 is defined by the interpreter when Ruby starts. It is one of the
handy “predefined global variables” put there to make Ruby programming
simpler.

It is not related Regexp like $1, $2, etc.

Thank you, I understood.

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