Tuesday, October 6
Ryan Tomayko, I like Unicorn because it's Unix:
There’s another problem with Unix programming in Ruby that I’ll just touch on briefly: Java people and Windows people. They’re going to tell you that
fork(2)is bad because they don't have it on their platform, or it sucks on their platform, or whatever, but it’s cool, you know, because they have native threads, and threads are like, way better anyways.
Don’t ever let anyone tell you that
fork(2)is bad. Thirty years from now, there will still be a
exec(2)and smart people will still be using them to solve hard problems reliably and predictably, just like they were thirty years ago.