----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tobias Reif" <tobiasreif / pinkjuice.com>
To: "ruby-talk ML" <ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org>
Sent: Friday, July 05, 2002 2:24 PM
Subject: Re: is there a better string.each?


> > A String is a string.  An Array is an array.  Any coincidence that
> > a String is an array of characters
> 
> 
> it is by definition, not by coincidence, no?

No, not by definition... a string is certainly 
not defined as an array (in the computer science
sense) in Ruby.

Strings and arrays just happen to share many
properties in common. So do arrays and hashes
(to a lesser extent). 

Hal Fulton