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In article <3D77C68B.1060502 / t-online.de>,
Christian Szegedy  <szegedy / t-online.de> wrote:
>paul / prescod.net wrote:
>
>> The consistency of Python code makes me more confident that I can bring on
>> new programmers quickly.
>
>Ruby has nothing to complain about "newbie friendliness"...
>
>> Non-blocking threads
>Ruby has them...
>

- - Not really. Ruby has a completely internal thread model that is
  blocked when a thread hits a blocking system call[1]. Threads
  are highly overrated IMHO, but a true native thread
  implementation would probably help all those misguided windows
  programmers that have been trained by a broken OS that the only
  way to concurrency is via threads.

- - Booker C. Bense  

[1]- Since the OS knows nothing about Ruby's threads it blocks
     the whole process, not just the thread. 

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