While you have been writing strings, you still do not know what they do. In this exercise we create a bunch of variables with complex strings so you can see what they are for. First, we need an explanation of strings.
A string is usually a bit of text you want to display to someone, or “export” out of the program you are writing. Ruby knows you want something to be a string when you put either
" (double-quotes) or
' (single-quotes) around the text. You saw this many times with your use of
puts, when you put the text you want to go into the string inside
" after the
puts to print the string.
Strings can contain any number of variables that are in your Ruby script. Remember that a variable is any line of code where ...