"Greg Brondo" <greg / brondo.com> wrote in message
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> This might be an old question, but why is file IO so so slow in the
> Rubyinstaller 1.6.8-8 version (and can it be fixed)?  I had 1.7.3 for a
> while and it was very fast, however, it's no longer available on SF.net.
>
Because the is a known problem that 1.7.3 fixes. Try the 1.8 series if you
can get it as it has the fix as well.