On 2002-10-30 19:47:52 +0900, J.Hawkesworth wrote:
> irb(main):041:0> p "\\"
> "\\"
> nil
> irb(main):042:0> p 92.chr
> "\\"
> nil

This is the String \ but irb calls inspect before printing it. That's
why the \ is escaped again. You can run irb --noinspect if you don't
like that. If you want to have the character \  you could use ?\\ or
"\\"[0].

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