On Thursday 18 July 2002 01:30 pm, Bob X wrote:
> Why does Ruby do single quotes around package names?
>
> Why not just:
>
> require somepackage

Because then you'd be introducing (more) syntax that's different from 
the usual requirements of Ruby programs. We already have def/end, 
if/else/end, etc.

You don't mind having to quote other method arguments:

frobnozzle 'blrpfst'

So why should 'require' be any different?

Remember, 'require' isn't a reserved word or any special part of Ruby 
syntax.

It's just a method in module Kernel.

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