Yukihiro Matsumoto wrote:

> |also, how is support for strings going to change in the future with the
> |adaptation of i17m (i18n?) support.
> 
> String index and length will be based on characters, not bytes.  There
> will be no other incompatible changes.

So, even with i17m support, there will be no easy way to itterate over 
characters?  There will be no efficient way to break the string up into its 
atomic parts?

-- SER