Dave Bass wrote:
> On WinXP it seems that Ruby's start-up time is much slower than Perl's. 
> I haven't used Ruby much on Linux but I suspect that Perl may be faster 
> there too, given that Perl has been well tuned for speed over the years.

How much of that delay is due to gems? Try setting RUBYOPT="" and 
running ruby.

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