Why svg is stupid ?

svg% cat aa
aa
svg% 

svg% time ./ruby -ve 'p IO.readlines("aa")'
ruby 1.8.1 (2003-12-25) [i686-linux]
["aa\n"]

real    0m0.010s
user    0m0.008s
sys     0m0.002s
svg% 

svg% time ./ruby -ve 'p IO.readlines("aa", nil)'
ruby 1.8.1 (2003-12-25) [i686-linux]
-e:1:in `readlines': Interrupt  from -e:1

real    0m9.949s
user    0m9.611s
sys     0m0.338s
svg% 


Guy Decoux