Paul Brannan <pbrannan / atdesk.com> writes:

> On Wed, Jan 15, 2003 at 02:31:22AM +0900, Kazuo Saito wrote:

[...]

> I like the idea of being able to indent my here documents.  I'm not
> convinced that the proposed solution is the best solution, though.
>
> Note that the perl community has already given this problem much
> thought:
>   http://dev.perl.org/rfc/162.html
>
> From what I can gather, the proposed perl solution would look like
> this in Ruby:
>
>   p <<<EOS
>       foo
>         bar
>     EOS
>   #=> "  foo\n    bar\n"
>
> (that is, strip any leading whitespace that is indented the same as
> the terminator).

I do not like this simply because it introduces a problem of tabs -vs-
spaces.