FAQ: Introduction to Ruby - 'puts' and 'print'

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I’ve seen some examples using p to print a statement or a value. Is there any major difference using p, print, and puts?

What is p useful for?


When you’re looking for things like (normally invisible) newline characters, or you want to make sure some value is correct, then you use p .

I am doing puts and print but when I try to do a new one, it comes in the same line of the print, why is that? and how can i add a new line

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because print() doesn’t put a new-line character (\n), you could add this character manually, but then its better to use puts


And for strings, is best practice " " in Ruby? The tutorials for JS used ’ ’ for strings and have switched to " " for Ruby.