Roger Pack wrote:
>> One cool thing Apple did with the MacRuby GC was have it execute
>> in a background native thread so garbage collection does not lock
>> up the program execution flow.
>>
>> Rich
> 
> Is this possible with MRI?  If so I'd be willing to give a $100 bounty 
> if someone made a thread safe version for 1.9 :)

Not easily, or at least not without changing the memory model. Most JVM 
GCs work this way though, so you can certainly use JRuby.

- Charlie