On Fri, Jul 05, 2002 at 02:29:44PM +0900, Tom Sawyer wrote:
> 
> if it smells like a fish, and looks like a fish, and tastes like a
> fish....
> 
> they fact of the matter is: a string is an ordered set of characters and
> an an array is an ordered set of objects. thus the array is the general
> data structure. a string is a subset of array in that it is the same
> type of data structure but limited to characters (which i think is an
> object type that is lacking in ruby), yet a string is also a superset of
> array in that it has many additional methods.
> 
> in effect i could design a string class that inherits array:
> 
>   class String < Array
> 
> and i think that's how it a ought to be done.

This works fine for German and English Strings. Does this uphold for
other languages too?

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marko schulz