Ruby-dev summary 19198-19345

[re: <<-|FOO, <<|FOO, <<|]

While I like the proposed functionality, I agree with matz that it’s not really “intuitive.” Why not take the most radical and combine it with a variant of the Perl6 syntax?

foo = <<<|

p foo



austin ziegler
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-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Thomas
Date: 03.1.15 11.01
To: (ruby-talk ML)
Subj: Re: ruby-dev summary 19198-19345

Matt Armstrong wrote:

I just though, why not “<<|FOO”. In other words, the ‘-’ in there
doesn’t serve much purpose.

s = <<|FOO
> is
> my
> text

In fact, neither does the ‘FOO’

s  = <<|Now is the time
       > For all good men
       >    to code Ruby
p s.length

So any line that doesn’t start with the given delimiter (ignoring
leading whitespace) ends the string.