Issue #3595 has been updated by Roger Pack.


I think his original complaint was that if he's passing back data from a method, like

def give_me_your_binary_data
end

The *can't* pass back a string that is marked as BINARY encoding, since querying for its encoding returns "ASCII-8BIT".

See the previous discussion (which I think never quite terminated--any more thoughts there?)
Maybe it should be renamed as its default GENERIC and have ASCII-8BIT as an alias.
Thoughts?
-r
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