"pj" <peterjohannsen / hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> "Shashank Date" <sdate / everestkc.net> wrote in message
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> > "MikkelFJ" <mikkelfj-anti-spam / bigfoot.com>

snip UTF-8 in identfiers

> But, wouldn't you also want deal with string length method, and any
> character methods (I dunno Ruby -- does it have uppercase and stuff
> like that, or iswhitespace) ?

Yes, but it is a separate issue. A simple solution is to parse strings as
UTF-8 and convert them to 16 or 32 bit internally. I think matz is working
on a multi-representation style of string class because Unicode isn't the
solution for everything.

Mikkel