On 10/13/06, Justin Collins <collinsj / seattleu.edu> wrote:
> Joe Ruby MUDCRAP-CE wrote:
> > For general purpose file writing, does it matter whether puts or write
> > is used? From the docs, it seems like puts should be used for strings,
> > while write can be used for anything. I'm not really sure what
> > difference there is between the two, but the docs say something about
> > puts adding newlines or something.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Joe
> >
> >
>
> Yes, using puts adds a newline to the end of the output, while write and
> print do not. So, yes, it can matter a great deal which one you use.
>

puts only does that when you're not in binary mode, though. I have yet
to use 'write' for anything, at least as far as I can recall.