Anybody have any thoughts why

c:\dev>ruby -e " \"3\" "
-e:1: unterminated string meets end of file

c:\dev>ruby19 -e " \"3\" "
# works successfully

might be occuring with mingw?  It appears to be either nuking the very
lastmost position of the string or perhaps missing a null terminator:

c:\dev>c:\ruby18\bin\ruby -e " \"3\" " \""\"
-e:1: syntax error, unexpected tCONSTANT, expecting $end
 "3" """"NAME=
             ^

But it doesn't occur in 1.9

Thoughts?
-=R