On Fri, 9 Feb 2001, Jim Freeze wrote:

> I get the following:
> 
> irb(main):020:0> puts """
> irb(main):021:0" "this is a test"
> irb(main):022:0" """
> SyntaxError: compile error
> (irb):21: parse error
> "this is a test"
>      ^
> (irb):21:in `irb_binding'
> irb(main):023:0> puts <<HERE
> irb(main):024:0" "this is a test"
> irb(main):025:0" HERE
> "this is a test"
> nil
> 
> It doesn't appear that """ is a here doc.
> 
No, you're right. People who have been confused by this thread should
probably read page 204 in the pickaxe book on strings and here
documents.

/R