On Feb 21, 2007, at 4:19 PM, Brian Candler wrote:

> I've been trying to find out some info on Ruby's "Rinda". I'm  
> familar with
> DRb, but not Rinda/Linda.
>
> All the materials I can find on the web seem to say something along  
> the
> lines of: "Rinda is just like Java's Linda, but for Ruby". But not  
> being a
> Java-head, I don't know anything about Linda. Or they say: "it's a
> blackboard where you store and retrieve tuples", without any  
> details about
> the semantics of these store and retrieve operations.

Linda has been around far longer than Java. I suggest going to the  
source:

How to Write Parallel Programs: A First Course by Nicholas Carriero  
and David Gelernter.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/026203171X