Thanks!

If anyone is interested, I posted some side-by-side benchmarks of 1.6.8 
vs 1.8.0 on my Win2k box at home.  You'll note the considerable 
improvement in IO read operations.

As per the suggestion of some folks on IRC, I ran them a few times to 
make sure disk caching didn't play a part in the results.

http://ruby-miscutils.sourceforge.net/compare_author_berger-2.html

Regards,

Dan