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Re: How to tell a child what to do?

by Random_Walk (Parson)
on Sep 21, 2005 at 10:56 UTC ( #493728=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to How to tell a child what to do?

I like using threads and thread queues You can give each child thread its own instruction queue to assign it tasks or have children picking tasks up off a common jobs to be done queue (depends how specialist your children are). The parent can be signalled results back through a common queue for all children. Children can also post heartbeat messages to this queue so you know if one is hanging/dead.

POE may be worth a look. I had a similar job to do a couple of years ago and POE looked ideal but management refused installation of any (non-core)modules, yawn, so I never got to really use it. Management actualy refused any open source but had tons coded in Perl, go figure.

Cheers,
R.

Pereant, qui ante nos nostra dixerunt!


Comment on Re: How to tell a child what to do?
Re^2: How to tell a child what to do?
by Eyck (Priest) on Sep 21, 2005 at 12:47 UTC
    actually, threads won't cut it for my problem(to little separation, and reliability), and same goes for POE (because some tasks are blocking).

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