On Sat, 6 Jul 2002, Tom Sawyer wrote:

> but when you get down to the core of it, strings are ultimaltly stored
> as ordered sets of data. the difference for ruby really amounts to the
> fact that the ordered set of data for a ruby Array consists of reference

IMO this is the heart of the matter: the technical core of strings vs.
their _meaning_. Technically strings make sence as arrays of characters.
Semantically strings make sense as arrays of words, blocks, paraghraphs,
sentences, lines, pages, etc.

 -- Nikodemus