Luc Heinrich wrote:
> 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.

Why is that? JRuby uses a port of Oniguruma for all regexp support, and 
our performance is fine.

- Charlie