Hi,

In message "Is this a bug?"
    on 02/09/14, Thomas S?ndergaard <tsondergaard / speakanet.com> writes:

|irb(main):001:0> f = File.open("empty.txt")
|#<File:empty.txt>
|irb(main):002:0> f.read
|nil

Fixed in the latest 1.7.3

							matz.