On Jan 22, 2007, at 9:31 PM, George Ogata wrote:

> On 1/23/07, Michael W. Ryder <_mwryder / worldnet.att.net> wrote:
>> > I'm guessing this behavior is due to readline, which is normally
>> > compiled into into irb if available.  If so, you can also insert  
>> tabs
>> > using M-TAB (a.k.a. alt-tab).  Try "info readline" for more info  
>> (or
>> > google "info readline" if you don't have it available).
>> >
>>
>> Using alt-tab on my XP Pro computer results in another window  
>> popping up
>> and does not insert a tab character into the string.  I will just  
>> have
>> to remember to use double quotes and \t for tabs.
>
> Ah, yes, readline is more of a unixy thing AFAIK.  Sorry, I'm not sure
> about Windows.
>

But M-TAB is just shorthand for ESC TAB (hit ESC then hit TAB).  It  
works for Mac, I'm guessing that it works the same for Windows.

-Rob

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