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English

Include the English library file in a Ruby script, and you can reference the global variables such as $_ using less cryptic names, listed below.

Installation

Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'English'

And then execute:

$ bundle install

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install English

Usage

Without 'English':

$\ = ' -- '
"waterbuffalo" =~ /buff/
print $', $$, "\n"

With English:

require "English"

$OUTPUT_FIELD_SEPARATOR = ' -- '
"waterbuffalo" =~ /buff/
print $POSTMATCH, $PID, "\n"

Development

After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run rake test to run the tests. You can also run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to rubygems.org.

Contributing

Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at https://github.com/ruby/English.