Lincoln Anderson schrieb:
> Actually, I tried this and it gives a string literal back
> 
> =>"1\t2\t3\t4"

It works fine. "irb"'s output is after applying "inspect".

irb(main):001:0> a = "1\t2"
=> "1\t2"
irb(main):002:0> puts a
1       2
=> nil
irb(main):003:0> a.length
=> 3

Wolfgang NŠŇasi-Donner