On Sep 17, 2008, at 10:49 PM, Tim Bray wrote:

> On Sep 17, 2008, at 8:43 PM, James Gray wrote:
>
>> And if you prefer to do the UTF-8 everywhere strategy, you can,  
>> right?  Transcode everything to UTF-8 when it comes in and then you  
>> can pretend it's all UTF-8 (because it is!), right?  Don't we have  
>> the best of both worlds now?
>
> Well, yes, as long as Ruby will let me get at the codepoints  
> efficiently.

Is unpack("U*") not meeting that need?  I'm not trying to be a jerk,  
I'm seriously asking.

James Edward Gray II