I’ve wanted multi line comments in Ruby forever and I just, thanks to this Stack Overflow post, found out that they exist thanks to =begin and =end:

=begin

A long comment
that spans two
lines

=end

Here’s a practical example where I’m keeping an example of how to run an instance method on a class in an easy to use copy and paste fashion (copy it and just drop it in Rails console).

=begin

url = "https://www.etsy.com/listing/253953555/tacos-tshirt-perfect-for-tacos-lover?ref=finds_l"
parser = Page.new(url)
parser.parse

=end

I’m a fan of keeping code snippets around for easy copy and paste so you can get back to stuff quickly and multi-line comments make that so, so much easier. Sure, I’d prefer /* and */, but, honestly, this will make me happy. Matz made a choice to not have multi-line comments and while I don’t personally agree, long ago, I tied my