Hi Ara-


On Oct 13, 2006, at 12:30 PM, ara.t.howard / noaa.gov wrote:

> <snip>
>
>     - detach method also sets up at_exit handler.  extra protection  
> from
>       zombies.
>
>     - ezra zygmuntowicz asked for a feature whereby a parent could  
> be notified
>       when a child exited.  obviously such a mechanism should be  
> both async
>       and sync.  to accomplish this the wait method was extended to  
> support a
>       callback with is either sync or async
>
>         slave = Server.new{ Server.new }
>
>         slave.wait and puts 'this is sync!'
>
>         slave.wait(:non_block=>true){ 'this is async!' }
>

Awesome thanks Ara!

>
>
>   <========< samples/b.rb >========>
>
>   ~ > cat samples/b.rb
>
>     require 'slave'
>     #
>     # if certain operations need to take place in the child only a  
> block can be
>     # used
>     #
>       class Server
>         def connect_to_db
>           "we only want to do this in the child process!"
>           @connection = :postgresql
>         end
>         attr :connection
>       end
>
>       slave = Slave.new('object' => Server.new){|s| s.connect_to_db}
>
>       server = slave.object
>
>       p server.connection  #=> :postgresql


	This part if killer too. Very nice to be able to run the block in  
the child! I am getting a ton of use out of Slave. Thanks for the  
killer library.

Cheers-
-Ezra