Is there any way to "undump" dumped string?
        
        => stringWithNonPrintingChars = "Łód?"
        => a = [32,stringWithNonPrintingChars].inspect
        => puts a
        "[32, \"\\243\\363d\\274\"]"
        => puts a.undump
        Łód?

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Szymon Drejewicz