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use back references to match delimiters.
def show_regexp(a, re)
a =~ re
else "no match"
show_regexp( 'He said "Hello"', /([ "']).*?\1/) # He said <<"Hello">>
show_regexp( "He said 'Hello'", /([" ']).*?\1/) # He said <<'Hello'>>
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