On 7/6/06, Nathan Olberding <nathan.olberding / gmail.com> wrote:
> Phillip Hutchings wrote:
> > Ruby doesn't provide a character data type, so without this you'd be
> > unable to find the character value for it.
> What I meant to say is, why not free up x[0] (seems more logical, at
> least to me, to use it for tiny strings) and use something like
> x[0].ascii or x[0].character_code to return an array of character codes
> for all characters in the given string?

This will be offered in a future Ruby. Look at the long and
often-contentious thread recently about Unicode to see what will be
happening on that end. In Ruby 1.8, "ABC"[0] will return 65; in Ruby
1.9+m17nString (and Ruby 2.0), "ABC"[0] will return "A".

-austin
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