Hi,

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replying here only.

In message "[ruby-talk:01529] Re: ruby <=> python"
    on 00/02/20, Yasushi Shoji <yashi / yashi.com> writes:

|> Characters are integers in ruby.
|> 'hello'[0]  -> 104
|
|no, there is only String class. all char is an instance of class
|String.  And, [] is a method in class String to get _char code_.
|
|ah... I noticed that ruby reference manual says:
|
|>    self[nth]
|>        Retrieves the nth character from a string.
|
|this should be fixed.

Hmm, may I describe:

    self[nth]
        Retrieves the nth BYTE value from a string.

Because Strings are actually byte strings in Ruby.