Yeah, I'm pissed.  This kind of thing shouldn't happen.

You read in a file.  It's empty.  You get an empty file in what you'd think
was a string, so you take the length, and it blows up the world in other
parts of your program!  You check to see if it's a string with an:

	contentvariable.is_a?String

and sure enough, it thinks it's a String, but sure enough, when you go

if contentvariable.size then 

it also blows up with that synonym.  Sorry to be less than cordial here, but
I really would have liked this to work.

Sincerely, Xeno Campanoli, working with Ruby on the Job.
xc