2007/7/27, Morton Goldberg <m_goldberg / ameritech.net>:
> If you are showing here is intended to be Ruby code, it is simply bad
> syntax. AFAIK, backslashes have no escape function outside of strings
> [*] and regular expressions.

There are also line continuations:

RKlemme@padrklemme1 ~
$ ruby -e 'puts 1
> + 2'
1

RKlemme@padrklemme1 ~
$ ruby -e 'puts 1\
+ 2'
3

Kind regards

robert