On Sun, Jun 15, 2008 at 12:16 AM, Lucas L. <lucaslevin / gmail.com> wrote:

> How can I replace portions of a packed binary string this way?
> I know with a normal string it is easy:
> irb(main):001:0> s = "abcdef"
> => "abcdef"
> irb(main):002:0> s[0..2] = "cba"
> => "cba"
> irb(main):003:0> s
> => "cbadef"
>
> But I can't figure out how to do it with binary.

Look closely at Robert's irb line number 9.

A string is just bytes in a row with special characteristics/methods.

Todd