Gene Kahn wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> Because of the embedded single quote, this statement does not work.  
> 
> %w[it's you're they're]
> 
> Escaping it with the backslash does not work either:
> 
> %w[it\'s you\'re they\'re]
> 
> How do I escape the single quote and other special characters in this instance?
> 
> Thanks!
> gk
> 
> .
> 

Maybe I don't understand what you mean by "does not work":

irb(main):002:0> %w[it's you they're]
=> ["it's", "you", "they're"]

It seems to work for me...

- Jamis

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