On 26-jun-2006, at 8:27, Daniel DeLorme wrote:

> It's funny, maybe I'm just dumb but I can't think of a single *real- 
> world* example where you'd want to access particular characters of  
> a string.

Well, think again. You have a truncate(text) helper in Rails which  
truncates the text to X characters and "dot dot dot". The easiest  
example. Or you have excerpts... etc.
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