Issue #9016 has been reported by renatosilva (Renato Silva).

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Bug #9016: String#encoding is lying?
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/9016

Author: renatosilva (Renato Silva)
Status: Open
Priority: Normal
Assignee: 
Category: 
Target version: 
ruby -v: ruby 2.0.0p247 (2013-06-27) [i386-mingw32]
Backport: 1.9.3: UNKNOWN, 2.0.0: UNKNOWN


Please see attached test case.

If you try opening a file using a CP850 (possibly others) path which was passed as command line argument, you are not able at all, unless you encode the argument into its very own reported encoding (CP850), and from some encoding different than that (in my case, both ISO-8859-1 and Windows-1252 worked). It is just like ARGV[0].encoding is lying!

Before, in Ruby 1.8, File.open would work just fine. I have a script that just stopped working, till I found the above workaround. This seems to me like a bug. I would expect Ruby to just do its best in order to convert user input into the required encodings for file APIs and such. Meaning I would not like for a possible fix to require any code migration from 1.8 to 1.9+ at all.


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