On 23 nov. 08, at 05:27, Stephen Bannasch wrote:

> So far I've only tested rexml on ruby 1.9 but was surprised to find  
> it about 13% slower than ruby 1.8.6.

REXML uses regular expressions for parsing and regular expressions are  
known to be slower in 1.9, as far as I know.

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