"Steve Merrick" <Steve.Merrick / anti-spam.Marconi.com> wrote in message news:<ac2p1t$11c$1 / newsfeed.pit.comms.marconi.com>...
> "Patrick May" <patrick-may / monmouth.com> wrote in message
> news:3b3ad3b4.0205162128.33c846b6 / posting.google.com...
> 
> > What kind of problems do you normally solve while programming?  Maybe
> > we could point you to resources in that domain...
> 
> Thank you! :-) I normally work in a real-time embedded
> (telecommunications) environment (C++/OO/UML developed under Windows NT
> for various targets).

This isn't anywhere near my domain.  Would RHDL

http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/scat.rb/ruby/ruby-talk/34352

apply to anything you're working on?

> Occasionally, I dabble with utility software, or
> GUI front-ends for test software. [Given the current global downturn in
> telecomms, this environment may change very soon!]

Ruby works well for build script / utility type things.

~ Patrick