Hi,

In message "Re: Regexp.MULTILINE"
    on 02/10/08, David Garamond <davegaramond / icqmail.com> writes:

|well, "single line" or "multiple line" is just a matter of terminology. 
|but traditionally "single line" (s modifier) has meant 'matching "\n" 
|for .', so the ruby terminology "multiple line" is at odds with perl's 
|re, pcre, python's re, and perhaps most others too. i suspect (though 
|not blame) matz chose the "m" instead of "s" because he wanted "s" to 
|mean "SJIS" so it's easier to remember for japanese people.

Agreed.  Besides I felt Perl's combination of /s and /m was insane.

							matz.