Another option is SFU(www.interix.com).  I believe there is a Ruby 1.8.2 binary package. 
I don't even have to worry about / or \, : or ; once I'm in the SFU environment.

Joel VanderWerf wrote:
> Rick Nooner wrote:
> 
>  > If this has happened to you using malloc, it's probably beyond Ruby's 
> control, unless
>  > Ruby replaces the default memory allocation mechanism.
> 
> What about testing with cygwin or mingw32 ruby? I'm guessing those use
> different allocators than win32 ruby.
> 
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