Eric Hodel wrote:
> On 04 Dec 2004, at 08:02, Lionel Thiry wrote:
> 
>>> No, system does not block other ruby threads.
>>
>> Thanks for the remark... I was a bit confused about my interpretation 
>> of the answer, and I could not test system("sleep 10000") on my 
>> windows2k to see how it works.
> 
> 
> Maybe only on (some) windows builds it blocks?  I no longer have a 
> windows machine handy to test these things on.
I haven't correcly explained. On my w2k, the sleep command simply 
doesn't exists, then I couldn't test that ruby code. And I have no clue 
about a substitute.

> 
>>> $ cat x.rb
>>> STDOUT.sync = true
>>
>> I didn't know that stuff!
>> It's interesting, where is that documented?
> 
> 
> ri has it:
> 
> $ ri IO#sync
Oh yes! I forgot STDOUT was simply an IO object.
But why do we need it here?

Lionle Thiry