On Fri, Apr 6, 2012 at 16:52, marcandre (Marc-Andre Lafortune)
<ruby-core / marc-andre.ca> wrote:

>> > What is this ('concatenation' 'syntax') useful for?

>> raise ArgumentError,
>>  'they are useful for long strings that are so long that they need ' \
>>  'to span multiple lines to fit within a reasonable line width'

> In this example, replacing the "\" with a "+" will give basically the same result without using the concatenation rule.

The °»basically the same°… being that the first happens at compile time
and the second at run time, for anyone wondering.