On 7 Sep 2009, at 12:06, Eleanor McHugh wrote:
> On 7 Sep 2009, at 09:55, vhaerun vh wrote:
>> Here's a link to the question I asked on SO:
>>
>> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1383470/why-is-this-running-like-it-isnt-threaded
>>
>> I'm executing the calls using backticks.
>
> Backticks are blocking calls which return the entirety of their  
> stdout as a single string on completion of the subprocess.

You may also find my "Ruby Plumber's Guide to *nix" presentation  
useful. It's available from the link in my sig.


Ellie

Eleanor McHugh
Games With Brains
http://slides.games-with-brains.net
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raise ArgumentError unless @reality.responds_to? :reason