On 1 Jul 2000, Dave Thomas wrote:

> Part of my interest in this is a longer-term idea. I'd like to see Ruby 
> as a dynamic, distributed programming language, running in net
> appliances as well as desktop machines. I'd like to see Ruby
> applications negotiate and broker services among themselves, providing 
> the first real implementation of the roaming agent technologies that

Erlang looks good in this regard, but I have not got into it yet.
	www.erlang.org
It is the functional aspects I cannot get my head round yet. 

> have been hyped over the last few years. I honestly think the
> potential is there, but to realize it we need to keep the core of
> Ruby small and flexible (hence my 'do it in a library' posts).
> 
> 
> Regards
> 
> 
> Dave
> 
> 
	Hugh
	hgs / dmu.ac.uk