On Aug 17, 2007, at 11:44 AM, Francis Cianfrocca wrote:

> I've always been a partisan of loosely-coupled systems that use  
> idempotent
> messaging. I'm still hopeful that such a thing will come to Ruby.

Are you aware of the Omnibus Concurrency Library?

http://rubyforge.org/projects/concurrent/

> (This in fact was precisely the reason that the EventMachine  
> library was developed, and it's still on the roadmap.)

To someone like me who has been looking at Erlang recently, this is  
very interesting.  Can you share and of your plans for how  
EventMachine might evolve into this?  I'm just curious.

James Edward Gray II