On Sep 9, 2008, at 9:34 PM, Charles Oliver Nutter wrote:

> There are already such things in JRuby, like the 'jruby' library you  
> can require to get access to the parser, the current JRuby instance,  
> and the "real" Java object representing any Ruby object (like the  
> org.jruby.RubyString that backs a String). And there's a few items  
> we've added for compatibility with Rubinius libraries as well. In  
> general if we add anything that's not standard, you have to require  
> it, so it's more like an extension. That seems in line with MRI  
> extensions we can't easily emulate or port yet.
>
> As small as this seems, it could be a JRuby extension...
>
>
> require 'thread/chdir'

cool.

>
>
> But I suppose there's a slippery slope adding too many such features.

fortunately that's your business and not mine ;-)

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