Issue #6679 has been updated by rosenfeld (Rodrigo Rosenfeld Rosas).


You could at least consider it for 3.0 and yielding a deprecation warning in such strings on 2.0... Although I think much more people are currently complaining about UTF-8 not being default when compared to those who might complain because they were using ASCII-8BIT encoded escaped chars in strings.
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Feature #6679:  Default Ruby source file encoding to utf-8
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/6679#change-27756

Author: claytrump (Clay Trump)
Status: Assigned
Priority: Normal
Assignee: naruse (Yui NARUSE)
Category: 
Target version: 


Let's change the default encoding for Ruby source files from US-ASCII
to UTF-8 in Ruby 2.0

??? Convention over Configuration
??? Ruby 1.9 forced encoding for code that was not pure ASCII, so
existing codebase already has magic comments.


In Ruby 2.0, "# encoding: utf-8" can be the default.
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