On Wed, Oct 23, 2019 at 10:09:41AM -0400, David Mertz wrote:
> One big problem with the current obvious way would be shared by the
> proposal. This hits me fairly often.
> colors1 = "red green blue".split() # happy
> colors2 = "cyan forest green burnt umber".split()
> # oops, not what I wanted, quote each separately
It isn't shared by the proposal.
colors2 = %w[cyan forest green burnt\x20umber]
Escaping the space ``\ `` might be nicer, but escaping an invisible
character is problematic (see the problems with the explict line
continuation character ``\``) and we may not be able to add any new
escape characters to the language. However a hex escape will do the