Justin Collins [mailto:collinsj / seattleu.edu] :

# In that case, wouldn't it be easier to just do
# 
# ["sample", "short sample", "there is quite a number of strings longer 
# than this"]

that's what i'm doing now (instead of escaping). But as much as possible, I would like to quote only when needed.

Right now,

irb(main):004:0* %w{test this is a test}
=> ["test", "this", "is", "a", "test"]
irb(main):005:0> %w{test "this is" "a test"}
=> ["test", "\"this", "is\"", "\"a", "test\""]
irb(main):006:0>

The quotes have no use. Maybe ruby 1.9 can make use of them.

kind regards -botp