Okay, I do use Linux and BSD, but I'm not exactly a card-carrying Unix bigot. Non-Unix OSes I've used include PC-DOS 3.3, MS-DOS 5.0, 6.0, 6.22, Win95 OSR2, Win98SE, WinXP, Mac System 6, 7, MacOS 8, 9, BeOS 5PE, and OpenVMS 6, 7.2.
Yet, I've never heard of spawn in this context before. And I can't seem to find it listed on Wikipedia, either. What type of system is it associated with, and what are the semantic differences between spawn versus fork or threads?
Also I was under the impression that threading did not originate in the Unix universe but elsewhere were forking was more expensive, and was adopted by the Unix community only later. Was I mistaken?
Sanity? Oh, yeah, I've got all kinds
of sanity. In fact, I've developed whole new
kinds of sanity. You can just call me "Mister Sanity"
. Why, I've got so much sanity it's driving me crazy.