[Chicago-talk] fork and talk to the parent

Jay Strauss me at heyjay.com
Thu Dec 4 23:07:11 CST 2003

Ok, I guess I was too unspecific

the parent will be in an infinite loop.  The forked child will be sitting
(also in a infinite loop) listening on a socket.  When the child gets a
message from the socket, based on the message, it may need to send that data
to the parent.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Randal L. Schwartz" <merlyn at stonehenge.com>
To: "Chicago.pm chatter" <chicago-talk at mail.pm.org>
Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2003 10:00 PM
Subject: Re: [Chicago-talk] fork and talk to the parent

> >>>>> "Jay" == Jay Strauss <me at heyjay.com> writes:
> Jay> I want to fork a process, but then I want to child to talk to the
> Define "talk".  Synchronous unidirectional is trivial:
> open CHILD, "some commmand|" or die;
> while (<CHILD>) { ... }
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