Ok, let me propose a quick hack :)

The original problem iirc was about repetitively loading the same file
over and over again.
If one refers to the "intern"ed version of that filename, wouldn't it
always refer to the same string?

-- Christian  [still fully ignorant about Ruby internals]

> -----Original Message-----
> From: nobu.nokada / softhome.net [mailto:nobu.nokada / softhome.net]
> Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2001 7:20 PM
> To: ruby-talk ML
> Subject: [ruby-talk:29152] Re: Constant loss of memory with Kernel::load
> in a loop
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> 
...

> Or making nd_file a String VALUE...:-)
> 
> 
> Nobu Nakada
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>