On Sun, 4 Aug 2002, Mathieu Bouchard wrote:

> I have a program that needs IO#read to be fast. I found out that IO#read
> uses C's getc() instead of fread(). This is several times slower than
> fread(), as I tried it. However, I think my solution would not work with
> Ruby threads. Is there a way to use fread() to get sensible amounts of
> data without fear of blocking?

Never mind, it's using fread() in 1.7.

Speaking of which, when did Process::Status appear ? it broke one of my
programs.

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