At 06:38 07/11/07, Wolfgang N˘Ždasi-Donner wrote:
>Is it possible that it has a relationship with my remark about identifying character beginning positions in strings in http://www.ruby-forum.com/topic/129798 ?
>
>If the beginning position of a character in a string will always be calculated when necessary, this will have effects on very long strings.

The character counting problem you describe exists, but not for US-ASCII,
so this can't be the reason.

Regards,    Martin.


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