Matt Neuburg wrote in post #1076014:
> I just started trying Ruby 1.9.3, coming from Ruby 1.8.7, and was
> surprised to discover YAML's sluggishness. The chief problem seems to be
> the Psych library.
>
[...]
> Fortunately, I can switch to the "syck" library:
>
> begin
>   YAML::ENGINE.yamler = 'syck'
> rescue
>
> Using syck, the same routine takes about 7 seconds.

Wow indeed! With a test app with some of my data (having to load 820 
yaml documents) switching to syck took execution from 16.7 to 1.3 
seconds!
Are there any known side-effects with doing this?

Patrick

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