On Sat, 22 Jul 2006, Csaba Henk wrote:

> On 2006-07-21, ara.t.howard / noaa.gov <ara.t.howard / noaa.gov> wrote:
>>      require 'slave'
>
> AFAICS slave.rb's operation is based on fork(2).
>
> So a slave based code is not using a language feature but an OS feature;
> it tells nothing (or very little) about the expressive power of the
> language. And it neither performs well as a concurrency implementation.

true all.  nevetheless it's an alternative to threads.

regards.

-a
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