irb 0.9.5 for Windows:

irb(main):016:0> puts '\c'
irb(main):017:0'

i.e. irb expects a continuation line. Guess this is a bug?

In case someone has a more recent release of irb, does this still 
occur in the newer one? 

Ronald Fischer

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