> For what do you need it?      > than version comarison.

I need to require 'faster_rubygems' (gem prelude) only on 1.8, not on
1.9, though I suppose it wouldn't hurt me too bad to require it on
1.9...

> So 1.9.1 p 234 would be 100900100234

I'd be down with that.  At least it would make things clearer than
they are now...

A Version class would be great.

Using Gem::Version unfortunately requires loading "full rubygems" on
1.9, which can take quite awhile, and is what I'm trying to avoid.

I suppose I could just get used to writing

if RUBY_VERSION < '1.9.0'
...
end

etc.

-r