Issue #6361 has been updated by mame (Yusuke Endoh).


Your slide is received.  Thank you!

A new class, not bitwise string operations, is now being discussed in this thread?
(I don't read the long discussion ;-)
If so, it may be good to get a fresh start by opening another ticket.

Anyway, your slide (and proposal) looks attractive and will be presented at the 7/21 meeting.  Thank you again!

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Feature #6361: Bitwise string operations
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/6361#change-27666

Author: MartinBosslet (Martin Bosslet)
Status: Feedback
Priority: Normal
Assignee: 
Category: core
Target version: 


I know this has been discussed a lot in the past (and if there's still 
an open issue for this, I apologize, I couldn't find one), for example
in [1]. While it is generally no problem to implement this on the fly,
I still find that built-in support would be a real improvement. There
are quite some use cases in cryptography where this would come in very
handy, but I'm sure there are lots of other areas, too.

While of course I understand the reasons that were given in the previous
threads that ultimately lead to rejection, I still would like to reopen
the discussion as I felt that in every thread so far the consensus was
that having bitwise string operations would indeed be quite valuable. 

[1] http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/scat.rb/ruby/ruby-core/34586


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