Got it.  Thanks for taking the time to explain it to me.

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On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 7:07 PM, ara.t.howard <ara.t.howard / gmail.com> wrote:
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> On Aug 11, 2008, at 4:48 PM, Bryan Richardson wrote:
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>> Actually, after taking a closer look at the timeout method distributed
>> with Ruby, I don't understand why it doesn't work for me... can anyone
>> explain that to me?  To me, it looks like it's doing exactly the same
>> thing Ara suggested doing with signal traps, but with threads instead.
>> So how come it doesn't work?
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> with ruby, only one thread runs at once because they are green trheads.  so
> if you do something that blocks your entire process, like and OLE call, you
> block all threads.  this is mainly a windows issue.
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> a @ http://codeforpeople.com/
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