(blushing) I don't understand ... I was using SciTe, and I couldn't
get it to work. But now it works.

Sorry for the wasted time on your part. And thanks!

Cheers!
gk

Jamis Buck <jgb3 / email.byu.edu> wrote in message news:<41A128B9.5000206 / email.byu.edu>...
> 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