On Feb 5, 2007, at 3:54 PM, David Flanagan wrote:
> Nikolai Weibull wrote:
>> On 2/5/07, David Flanagan <david / davidflanagan.com> wrote:
>>> Does anyone (Matz?) know why the (new in 1.9) String.ord method is
>>> restricted to one-character Strings?
>> Because it only makes sense on a string of (character) length one.
>
> I have to disagree.  It seems to me that String really needs a  
> method that provides the same behavior as the [] does in 1.8.  ord  
> could be that method, or I could argue for ordAt().

Like ECMAScript's String#charCodeAt() method:
http://phrogz.net/ObjJob/method.asp?id=698