On 3/1/07, dblack / wobblini.net <dblack / wobblini.net> wrote:
<snip>>
> Lose the !.  Just issue a new string with capitalize.  There's no
> serious performance or memory issue here (unless someone has a name
> the size of "War and Peace" :-)

Even that should not be a problem:

> "War and Peace".size
#=> 13

;)

max