2007/2/22, Ryan Davis <ryand-ruby / zenspider.com>:
>
> On Feb 21, 2007, at 4:19 PM, Brian Candler wrote:
> > 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.
>
> 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

A PDF version is available at http://www.lindaspaces.com/book/index.html

The Java version of Linda is actually called JavaSpaces. Other
implementations exist for various languages, see
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linda_%28coordination_language%29

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