On Apr 18, 2010, at 12:14 PM, Brian Candler wrote:

> James Edward Gray II wrote:
>> On Apr 18, 2010, at 4:22 AM, Brian Candler wrote:
>> 
>>> One of the joys of ruby 1.9 is that the same program run on two 
>>> different machines can behave differently. That's even if the two 
>>> machines have identical versions of ruby and OS *and* you are feeding in 
>>> the same input data.
>> 
>> I'm pretty sure that's true with Ruby 1.8 as well.  For example, don't 
>> the encodings available to iconv vary depending on the platform?
> 
> Perhaps, but I was talking about an identical platform, O/S, and 
> installation of ruby - but different configured locale (such as LANG, 
> LC_CTYPE or LC_ALL environment variables)

So your main complaint is that Ruby honors the settings of your environment?

James Edward Gray II