Backport #3595: Theres no encoding to differentiate a stream of Binary data from an 8-Bit ASCII string
http://redmine.ruby-lang.org/issues/show/3595

Author: Dreamcat Four
Status: Open, Priority: Normal

Hi,
It would help if we could have a seperate encoding for binary strings to mark them as binary data and not lump it in with ASCII.

Why cant we do this?

As things stand, I have to re-open String and add an attribute for that. Its silly.


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