On 3/15/06, Greg Lorriman <temp / lorriman.com> wrote:
>
> Unfortunately the Date class is horrifically slow. I'm already being
> hammered by other slow aspects of ruby, which I can't avoid. So Time it
> is!

Indeed.  I just discovered
http://www.recentrambles.com/pragmatic/view/33 from another thread. 
Interestingly enough, by replacing DateTime with Date in the example,
the benchmark comes out about 3 times faster.  I guess having to work
with hours, minutes, and seconds is expensive.

- Dimitri