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@@ -147,22 +147,22 @@ be concatenated as long as a percent-string is not last.
%q{a} 'b' "c" #=> "abc"
"a" 'b' %q{c} #=> NameError: uninitialized constant q
-One more way of writing strings is using <tt>?</tt>:
-
- ?a #=> "a"
-
-Basically only one character can be placed after <tt>?</tt>:
-
- ?abc #=> SyntaxError
-
-Exceptionally, <tt>\C-</tt>, <tt>\M-</tt> and their combination are allowed
-before a character. They mean "control", "meta" and "control-meta"
-respectively:
-
+There is also a character literal notation to represent single
+character strings, which syntax is a question mark (<tt>?</tt>)
+followed by a single character or escape sequence that corresponds to
+a single codepoint in the script encoding:
+
+ ?a #=> "a"
+ ?abc #=> SyntaxError
+ ?\n #=> "\n"
+ ?\s #=> " "
+ ?\\ #=> "\\"
+ ?\u{41} #=> "A"
?\C-a #=> "\x01"
?\M-a #=> "\xE1"
?\M-\C-a #=> "\x81"
?\C-\M-a #=> "\x81", same as above
+ ?あ #=> "あ"
=== Here Documents
@@ -350,4 +350,3 @@ one of the array entries you must escape it with a "\\" character:
If you are using "(", "[", "{", "<" you must close it with ")", "]", "}", ">"
respectively. You may use most other non-alphanumeric characters for percent
string delimiters such as "%", "|", "^", etc.
-