I am not sure if I can reply to this or should I file an issue.

But I was using python lately, on a yaml file where ruby 1.9.3* chokes.

And python reports better error:

yaml.reader.ReaderError: 'utf8' codec can't decode byte #xfc: invalid 
start byte in "colours.yml", position 1059

It even tells the position.

It would be great if Ruby could also show the position of the wrong 
character!

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