In article <a24bn1$lhu / gap.cco.caltech.edu>, Phil Ehrens <- / -> wrote:
>Tobias's humor holds a very important point.
>At first blush threads are very attractive, they
>seem to offer infinite convenience at no cost.
>
>Be aware that there is no real cross-platform
>thread implementation and that the behaviour of
>threads among unices can be bizarrely different.
>
>Event loops are better than threads.  John Ousterhout
>may not have been a very good businessman, but he's
>a brilliant computer scientist:
>
>http://www.softpanorama.org/People/Ousterhout/Threads/tsld001.htm
>

Will Ruby 2.0 have event loops?

Another Ruby 2.0 question: 
Will it keep the current threading model and add native threading as a 
module? (I would vote for this, since native threading doesn't work 
everywhere - for example, would native threads work on a PalmPilot?)

Phil