J. Ryan Sobol wrote on 12/23/2005 4:59 PM:

> Crafty test program.  Coincidentally, my results differ from yours.

i was in a similar situation.

i was under the impression from page 118 of my well thumbed copy of
'programming ruby' that any shared resource (eg. a file that will be
access by more than one thread) should be under the control of a mutex...

the program i was working is long running (and been in use for almost
a year) and seems to be holding up ok...
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