Joseph McDonald wrote:
> 
> FM>>         do_print = true
> FM>>         ($<).each_line { |line|
> FM>>             case line
> FM>>             when /=begin/ then
> FM>>                 do_print = false
> FM>>             when /=end/ then
> FM>>                 do_print = true
> FM>>             when /=[-a-zA-Z0-9. ]*=/ then
> FM>>                 # do nothing
> FM>>             else
> FM>>                 if do_print then
> FM>>                     puts line
> FM>>                 end
> FM>>             end
> FM>>         }

> Actually, does this one not work:
> 
> while gets
>   print if (!(/=begin/../=end/) && !(/^=[-a-zA-Z0-9. ]*=/))
> end
> 
> It is basically a copy of the perl version.

Weird.  I thought I tried something like that; I recall the Range seemed
to get stuck after the "=begin".  It might have been a logic error ...
plus I keep forgetting that Ruby uses Perlish global variables and
default arguments.

Anyway, that suits my rhetorical purposes very well.  Thanks.

-- 
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