>> like david already said, that requests can take up to one second using
>> cgi is totally normal. ruby has to parse tons of classes for every 
>> execution
>> with that. i have to admit that i was also surprised by that at 
>> first. especially
>> when you compare it to php. but then again most of the php libs are 
>> c..
>
> Hmm, that makes me wonder if part of the rails framework could be set 
> up as some C extensions...

no. that would be such a waste of time. i also meant the ruby standard 
library and
not rails.

like i said though, use unit/function tests.. then you shouldnt have to
reload pages with every small change anyways..