ditto here. having [0] result in a
single character string is going to
be a huge performance problem no?. is
it possible to get at the integers
in any other way or is the performance
problem (overhead of String) carefully
optimised away?, is there any point in
the ?a style constants if you're making
this change?

Alex

On Jan 7, 2005, at 7:26 AM, Mathieu Bouchard wrote:
>
> On Fri, 7 Jan 2005, Yukihiro Matsumoto wrote:
>
>>   * characters are represented by single character strings.
>>   * so that "abc"[0] returns "a" instead of fixnum 97.
>>   * all string methods are aware of multibyte characters.
>>   * new method String#encoding gives character encoding name (e.g. 
>> "utf-8").
>>   * new method IO#encoding gives character encoding name for reading 
>> data.
>>   * new method IO#encoding= sets the character encoding for reading 
>> data.
>> If you have suggestion for any other features, feel free to enlighten 
>> me.
>> 							matz.
>
> Yes, I'd like those two:
>
>  * characters are represented by integers
>  * "abc"[0] returns 97 instead of "a".
>
> Do I need to submit a RCR for those, or should I go for two of them ?
>
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