On Mon, 01 Dec 2008 19:15:29 -0800, equinox wrote:

> On Dec 1, 7:08pm, Ken Bloom <kbl... / gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, 01 Dec 2008 17:33:06 -0800, equinox wrote:
>> > I have a here documents of something like this:
>>
>> > form = <<"DONE"
>>
>> > while( bla ..bla .. bla) do
>>
>> > this
>>
>> > DONE
>>
>> > How can I do a while loop inside a here documents in ruby? Is it
>> > possible?
>>
>> If you want to use erb, then you can do something like that.
>>
>> require 'erb'
>>
>> erb=ERB.new <<-'DONE'
>> <% 5.times do %>
>> this text is repeated
>> <% end %>
>> DONE
>> form=erb.result(binding)
>>
>> Be warned that you have to place the commands correctly to avoid
>> getting extra newlines. (This is mostly intended for HTML templating,
>> where newlines don't matter.)
>>
>> --
>> Chanoch (Ken) Bloom. PhD candidate. Linguistic Cognition Laboratory.
>> Department of Computer Science. Illinois Institute of
>> Technology.http://www.iit.edu/~kbloom1/
> 
> I am not using erb unfortunately, anyway to go around this?

No. You'll have to put the loop outside the string.

-- 
Chanoch (Ken) Bloom. PhD candidate. Linguistic Cognition Laboratory.
Department of Computer Science. Illinois Institute of Technology.
http://www.iit.edu/~kbloom1/