On 7/12/06, Agnieszka Figiel <agnieszka.figiel / gmail.com> wrote:
> How would you go about representing the byte type in Ruby? I have a task
> where I neeed to be writing and reading bytes from a tcp socket - so for
> instance I might want to send/receive an integer which is 1 byte long,
> other times 4 bytes. in Java you can do that easily with the byte type,
> so far I have no good idea how to do this in Ruby.

Use a String.

Pedro.