I want to process csv file. Here is small program in python and ruby:

[root@taamportable GMS]#    cat x.py
import csv
reader = csv.reader(file('x.csv'))
header = reader.next()
count = 0
for data in reader:
count += 1
print count



[root@taamportable GMS]#    cat x.rb
require 'csv'
reader = CSV.open('x.csv', 'r')
header = reader.shift
count = 0
reader.each {|data|
count += 1
}
p count

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Here is processing time: As you can see ruby is way to slow. Is there
anything to do about ruby code?
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[root@taamportable GMS]# time python x.py
26907

real    0m0.311s
user    0m0.302s
sys     0m0.009s


[root@taamportable GMS]# time ruby x.rb
26907

real    1m48.296s
user    1m36.853s
sys     0m11.188s