George. If you're not yet ready to move up to a newer version of Ruby, 
you could always add a chars method to String.....

class String
       def chars
             self.split( "" )
       end
end

"abcde".chars
=> ["a", "b", "c", "d", "e"]

Jim

Robert Dober wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 9:54 AM, George George
> <george.githinji / gmail.com> wrote:
> Not only 1.9, also 1.8.7
> 519/20 > ruby -v -e 'p " ".chars'
> ruby 1.8.7 (2008-08-11 patchlevel 72) [i486-linux]
> #<Enumerable::Enumerator:0xb7c6ae00>
> R.
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