Hi,

In message "Re: [ruby-core:18693] Re: Character encodings - a radical suggestion"
    on Thu, 18 Sep 2008 14:06:46 +0900, "Michael Selig" <michael.selig / fs.com.au> writes:

|Nearly! Even if I transcode to UTF-8, I still have to make sure I do it at 
|every interface, and that includes to Ruby's standard classes as well - not 
|just IO. So I'll still have to check encodings of strings returned from 
|network classes, and that's something I don't think I need to do with other 
|languages that support Unicode, because there is only one internal string 
|representation. Also testing that I have got it all right may be a nightmare 
|(not that I am anywhere near that stage yet!). It would be so much nicer to 
|have Ruby handle most of this for me.

You have pointed out important issue here, I think.  Let me think
about it.  Although I still don't believe auto-conversion is the way
to go.

							matz.