Try this:

%w{this\ is a\ test}

- Jake McArthur

On Apr 22, 2006, at 12:48 AM, Pe, Botp wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> irb(main):007:0> %w{this is a test}
> => ["this", "is", "a", "test"]
>
> fine.
>
> irb(main):008:0> %w{"this is" "a test"}
> => ["\"this", "is\"", "\"a", "test\""]
>
> i want
>
> ["this is","a test"]
>
> Is there a ruby notation like %w that understand quotes?
>
> thank you and kind regards -botp
>
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