[Mongrel] Rubygems and Fastthread problem

Wilson Bilkovich wilsonb at gmail.com
Wed Dec 27 01:42:30 EST 2006

On 12/27/06, MenTaLguY <mental at rydia.net> wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-12-26 at 19:43 -0300, Luis Lavena wrote:
> > I guess rubygems folks added thread part of rubygems now... something
> > that isn't good at all (why I require thread if my application I don't
> > use it?, just to say something).
> I don't know... it seems reasonable if they need to do something in a
> threadsafe manner.  Even e.g. Singleton needs synchronization, though it
> doesn't currently use Mutex to do it (IMO it _should_, fastthread
> weirdness aside).
> I'm not really sure what the best resolution here is.  fastthread is
> ultimately intended to become a patch to Ruby core, of course.  But that
> can't happen immediately, especially as even with the patch in hand I
> would still need to sell the ruby-core folks on it...

I asked Eric Hodel about it, and he said it looked like the 'thread'
requirement in rubygems was added accidentally.  That was after only a
few moments of contemplation, so it may turn out differently in the
long run.

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