Ruby: disappointment of the year :(September 20, 2007 9:09 pm General
Heard a lot about Ruby. Read some articles etc. Got deeply impressed by that really nice language. Yesterday, tried it on my small personal project – and now I am crying aloud. No native support for UTF-8 strings (well, I mean stable 1.8, not some development branch). I still wonder how it could happen that the language with that kind of problem can even be considered as mainstream in 2007?