"David Douthitt" <DDouthitt / cuna.com> writes:

> I looked at the archives, but didn't find what I want.  How do I
> convert this fragment into Ruby?
> 
>     ($var1, $var2, $var3) = split(":");

     $_ = "Quick:brown:fox"
     v1, v2, v3 = split(":")
     p v1  #-> Quick
     p v2  #-> brown
     p v3  #-> fox

> I might also make note that Ruby is actually LESS free-form than
> Perl - Perl uses ";" as a command terminator; Ruby uses newlines!
> So you can't have a multi-line statement without some kind of
> "continuation" marker, as much as I can tell.

Well, you can use semicolons in Ruby too:

     $_ = "Quick:brown:fox"; v1, v2, v3 = split(":")
     p v1; p v2; p v3

Regards


Dave