[Chicago-talk] Speaking of threading
Scott T. Hildreth
shild at sbcglobal.net
Fri Dec 5 17:56:36 CST 2003
On 05-Dec-2003 Chris McAvoy wrote:
> You know, if anyone ever wants to do a talk on threading or forking perl,
...and Steve can add to his talk by adding debugging fork() with $DB::fork_TTY,
unless he already did. Unfortunately I could not make it.
> I'd be very interested.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Greg Fast" <gdf at speakeasy.net>
> To: <chicago-talk at mail.pm.org>
> Sent: Friday, December 05, 2003 3:21 PM
> Subject: [Chicago-talk] Speaking of threading
>> So, speaking of threading...
>> Does anyone have any practical experience with threaded 5.8? The
>> general reaction I've gotten from most folk I've talked to has been
>> "perl threads are scary and I don't want to compile my own perl".
>> Are perl threads still scary? I think the most scary parts (used to)
>> be that threads made things slower, sneaky unspecified sharing danger
>> deep inside perl, and non-core but common modules which are
>> non-threadsafe (and also a lack of a good way to tell if a given
>> module is threadsafe). I think the first is solved and the second
>> more or less resolved, but have no idea on the third.
>> Is it reasonable yet to assume that an app with a "use threads" can be
>> run by most people running 5.8? It looks like RedHat 8 ships with a
>> ithreads-happy perl (though RH8's perl is flaky in other ways), but
>> the default configure options still reccommend no thread support.
>> Any opinions?
>> Greg Fast
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