I am not a C or C++ wizard, so be gentle if this question is naive: it
should be possible to write a ruby extension module for a C++ library,
right? I know that C++ is a superset of C (almost). Are there any
pitfalls or complications I should be aware of?

Thanks -- Jon
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  Jonathan Aseltine     aseltine / cs.umass.edu     MAS, Umass, Amherst