On 1/08/2012, at 7:24 AM, Tridib Bandopadhyay <lists / ruby-forum.com> wrote:

> Can any one tell me why this time difference is going on?

Here is an article that explains how strings are stored...

http://patshaughnessy.net/2012/1/4/never-create-ruby-strings-longer-than-23-characters

Henry