Hi, I cannot understand how a high level language as Ruby doesn't
handle a simple thing as C does with strings:

in C:
  string = "ABCDE"
  string[0]
  => 'A'

in Ruby:
  string = "ABCDE"
  string[0]
  => 65

Why 65? it's the Ascii value of A:
  puts "\x65"
  => "e"

PD: I've realized when writting this mail that Ruby 1.9 already
implement this "feature".

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Iaki Baz Castillo
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