Martin Duerst schrieb:
> Another alternative, in the case of UTF-8 (but not for Shift_JIS,
> EUC-JP, and so on) is to interpret these as codepoints and transcode
> to UTF-8.

I think it is difficult to define what \M-a or \C-„‚•„ should mean.

Did you ever think about removing this kind of special marking from
Ruby? - I don't know if it is really used somewhere. I remembered
this marking when reading a mail in clr, where a Ruby user was
surprized about problems with the String "a\b\c".

Wolfgang N√°dasi-Donner