Hi,

At Sun, 26 Oct 2008 17:20:17 +0900,
Michael Selig wrote in [ruby-core:19518]:
> > I'd prefer to default the internal encoding to the source
> > encoding of the main script.
> 
> But then how do you tell Ruby NOT to set "default_internal"?

I think defaulting the internal encoding to something other is
bad.

> It also means that comments must be in the default_internal encoding (see  
> your comment below).

I don't follow you here, all comments should be written in the
source encoding.  Why default_internal affects?

> > Therefore no differences if the file has the magic comment.
> 
> That's true, but my point was "why should a simple non-m17n non-ascii ruby  
> program have to contain the magic comment"?

Because, non-ascii.  It's definitely enough reason.

-- 
Nobu Nakada