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>>>>>>>Because there are no native threads, its very easy for a system call
(file
or socket handling most commonly) to block the entire Ruby process, not just
the current ruby thread.
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Try it. You'll find that your statement is false. There are a lot of reasons
why one might want native-thread support in Ruby but not blocking a whole
process on a file or socket i/o isn't one of them.

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