this is unrelated but

pigeon% ./ruby -ve 'p Marshal.load  Marshal.dump 123456789012345678'
ruby 1.4.6 (2000-08-16) [i686-linux]
123456789012345678
pigeon%
 
pigeon% /usr/bin/ruby -ve 'p Marshal.load  Marshal.dump 123456789012345678'
ruby 1.6.3 (2001-03-19) [i686-linux]
2788225870
pigeon% 

 normal ?


Guy Decoux