On Aug 3, 2006, at 9:40 PM, Daniel Berger wrote:

> Yukihiro Matsumoto wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> In message "Re: Ruby stable branch is....1.9?"
>>     on Fri, 4 Aug 2006 09:50:05 +0900, "Daniel Berger"  
>> <djberg96 / gmail.com> writes:
>>
>> |I downloaded what I thought was the 1.8.5 stable branch from
>> |ruby-lang.org tonight.  Here's what I got:
>> |
>> |> ruby -v
>> |ruby 1.9.0 (2006-08-04) [i686-linux]
>> |
>> |Matz, is there something you want to tell us? :)
>>
>> No.  In fact, it not what I want to tell you.  I would lose my play
>> toy when it become "stable". ;-)
>>
>> Anyway, I see no problem either on CVS nor snapshot.  How did you get
>> your "1.8.5 stable branch" tonight?
>>
>> 							matz.
>
> I tried two different things.  I did the CVS thing first:
>
> cvs -d :pserver:anonymous / cvs.ruby-lang.org:/src login
> cvs -z4 -d :pserver:anonymous / cvs.ruby-lang.org:/src co ruby
>
> When that gave me 1.9 I removed it, then I went to
> http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/20020102.html and clicked on "stable
> snapshot", downloaded the stable-snapshot.tar.gz file, and built that.
> Still 1.9.
>
> On an unrelated note, I think I discovered a bug in 1.9:
>
> ?q => 'q' # should be 113, right?
>
> Regards,
>
That's not a bug, it's a feature! Ruby 1.9 is on the path to 2.0  
which gets rid of the whole 1 byte == 1 character thing.

> Dan
>
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