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What do people think of adding String#&, String#|, String#^, and
String#~? I find it useful sometimes in Perl. In Ruby currently I have
to convert each byte to integer first, rather slow (actually slow as
mollasses... :-)

There are BitSet and BitVector modules (and another one which I forgot
for doing bit operations) but ironically none of them currently
provide an easy way to xor two strings together.

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dave