Simon Strandgaard <neoneye / adslhome.dk> wrote:
>Watch out about escaping inside double quoted strings..
>observe the difference
>
>irb(main):001:0> re = Regexp.new("\Ax")
>=> /Ax/
>irb(main):002:0> re.match("xxx").to_a
>=> []
>irb(main):003:0> re = Regexp.new('\Ax')
>=> /\Ax/
>irb(main):004:0> re.match("xxx").to_a
>=> ["x"]
>irb(main):005:0>
>
>
>Does this help you ?

It certainly does help, now I finally understand what went wrong.  Thank you 
very much for your help Simon, and also for showing me how to check things 
out with irb.  (And also, everyone else who answered my question: thank you 
very much.)

Martin

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