Thaddeus L. Olczyk wrote:

> BTW I did not say it takes half an hour to start Ruby. I said it can
> take half an hour to start Ruby and get to the point where I left off.
> ( Or to the last bug I fixed. )

This in itself doesn't convince me you need a core. If you keep program 
state in persistable objects, you can just dump them. Of course if you 
use singletons or dynamically generated procs, you will have some 
difficulty....