[Pdx-pm] experiences with fork() on win32

Brian Ingerson ingy at ttul.org
Tue Jun 8 13:11:12 CDT 2004

On 08/06/04 10:05 -0700, Chris Dawson wrote:
> I recall seeing that fork() was ported to win32 Perl a long while back.  
> Does anyone have lots of experience using this?  Can I do the standard 
> fork(), exec() call on win32 with little modifications?  Any big caveats 
> I need to be aware of?

The fork is an emulation. Many things work as expected. Some things
don't. It uses win32 threads. This is as much as I remember from my
ActiveState days. 

FWIW I was pleasantly surprised when the ->fork option of IO::All worked
on win32 as expected with no special fiddling.

Cheers, Brian

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