On Jan 13, 2010, at 10:56 AM, Marnen Laibow-Koser wrote:
> 
> ...and Ruby's stupid backslash handling strikes again.  This is a 
> completely brain-dead way to do it, and is one of the few things I 
> really hate about Ruby.

Is this really a Ruby snafu? It seems like it would be inherent in
any sort of character escape sequence, of which there are many
examples that have nothing at all to do with Ruby.

Any pointers to alternative encoding schemes that avoid this problem?


Gary Wright