Hi all,

Ok, here's some more numbers (comparing ubuntu pre-compiled, compiled
from sources and development version):

* Ruby 1.8.5 shipped with Ubuntu: 30.871182 seconds
* Ruby 1.8.5 compiled from sources: 12.173341 seconds (wooh, what a difference!)
* Ruby 1.8.6 compiled from sources: 11.238127
* Ruby 1.9.0 (downloaded today from ruby-lang.org and compiled from
sources): 3.561564

All the tests have been run on an Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz
running Kubuntu Linux 7.04 (Feisty Fawn).

See ya!