Hi,

At Wed, 23 Apr 2003 06:08:20 +0900,
Jos? A. S. Alegria <jose.alegria / netcabo.pt> wrote:
> So, at least for these very very basic operations Ruby
> compares well with Python. Any idea why Ruby 1.8.0p2 is
> slower than version 1.6.8 for such a basic operation like
> string.split(";", -1) ?

It needs extra Regexp.quote call in 1.8.  Try with
string.split(/;/, -1).

-- 
Nobu Nakada