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Feature #12275

Updated by asnow (Andrew Bolshov) almost 3 years ago

I think it will be usefull to have function that convert input string as it was written in prime qouted string or in double qouted string. It's part of metaprogramming.
Example:

~~~ ruby
class String
# Create new string like it will be writed in qoutes. Optional argument define type of qouting used: true - prime qoute, false - double qoute. Default is double qoute.
def unescape prime = false true
eval( prime ? "'#{self}'" : "\"#{self}\"" )
end
end

"\\\t".unescape # => "\t"
~~~

Other requests:
http://www.rubydoc.info/github/ronin-ruby/ronin-support/String:unescape
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4265928/how-do-i-unescape-c-style-escape-sequences-from-ruby
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8639642/best-way-to-escape-and-unescape-strings-in-ruby

Realized
http://www.rubydoc.info/github/ronin-ruby/ronin-support/String:unescape

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