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Francis Cianfrocca wrote:
> On 8/30/07, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky <znmeb / cesmail.net> wrote:
>>  Francis Cianfrocca wrote:
>>> If you're interested in Erlang-like "spawned processes" for Ruby, they
>> were
>>> just added to EventMachine. Sync to the head revision and look at the
>> test
>>> cases. As soon as they get a few more features and documentation,
>> they'll be
>>> released. There's also some recent discussion of them on the
>> EventMachine
>>> mailing list.
>> Thank you from the bottom of my heart for this!! Just out of curiosity,
>> are you going to present this at a Ruby conference in the near future??
> 
> 
> 
> The most interesting feature (being able to send messages to  "spawned
> processes" that are resident in other O/S processes or on other machines)
> isn't done yet. I'm not that thrilled with how Erlang does it, by the way
> (IP addresses and ranges of well-known ports) but I haven't thought of
> anything better.

Well ... you need something that's OS-agnostic and network agnostic,
which pretty much ties you to something "universal" like TCP/IP,
sockets, ports, etc. I don't know much about Windows or MacOS, but I'm
reasonably sure this stuff is about as efficient as it can be on Linux
and Solaris, and it's *so* tunable. :) Are there any "parallel
network-connected clustering" techniques that *don't* depend on TCP/IP?

> 
> Presenting this somewhere would be fun... ;-)

I'm sure MountainWest RubyConf next spring would love to have you. :)
> 

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