matz / ruby-lang.org wrote:
> Two points. Unlike #hex and #oct, there's little demand for 0/1 strings conversion.
> Besides that, String#bin can be easily confused with "binary (raw) encoding" and cause more surprise.
> Any opinion?

I agree it is potentially confusing with String#b and redundant.

I even wish redundant methods like String#hex and String#oct can go away,
too; String#to_i is enough.