I have just started looking at Ruby and Ruby on Rails, and have run
into a question. It may very well be something in an FAQ or something,
but I haven't had luck framing the right query to find it. Thanks for
any help out there.

I have been following Curt Hibbs' tutorial from ONLamp, and the Rails
scripts seem to be VERY slow to execute. For example, just running
"ruby script/generate" to get the usage information takes more than 30
seconds. If I run "ruby -v script\generate", I see a whole slew of
messages go by, and there are pauses after various messages (i.e.,
"method redefined" and "ambiguous first argument"). I can include the
verbose messages if needed, but don't want to take up space if it is
something I should have found otherwise.

Some details:

OS : Windows XP SP2
Processor: 2.8GHz Celeron
Ruby version : 1.8.2
Rails: Installed via gem (on April 8, 2005)

Running "ruby -v" returns a value almost instaneously.
Running a trivial "Hello World" application executes almost
instaneously.

I don't know if there is something weird with my configuration, or if
there is some way to cache the information so it isn't reloaded each
time, but it seems like those scripts should execute more quickly. Am I
off base, or is that amount of time usual for those generate, etc.,
scripts?

Performance of the Rails application itself seems to be okay (I'm
running through WEBrick at the moment) but not blindingly fast.

Thanks again for any help.

H.B.