Xavier wrote:

>irb(main):003:0> YAML::load(":0 local".to_yaml)
>=> :"0 local"
>
>Is this is a bug?
>Does anyone know a workaround?
>  
>
This is a bug in Ruby CVS.  Has been since Apr 3.  For now, you can 
checkout a copy of 1.8 previous to that (including the 1.8.1 release).  
I'll report back when I have a fix.

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